Reaching out for help when depression spirals isn’t easy. The Banyans offers a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental space to help you find your path to recovery from depression.


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Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in Australia. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 2.2million Australians report having been diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Depression can affect anyone, at any time in their life, from any walk of life. Know if you are experiencing depressive episodes or symptoms – you are not alone.

Experiencing depression, whether for the first time, in response to a significant life event, or as an ongoing mental health condition, can feel confusing, isolating, challenging, and often like you are the only person who feels the way you do.

Depression impacts everyone differently, but support is available.


What are the Symptoms of Depression?

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The symptoms of depression can be hard to pin down, as many of them are typical emotional experiences we all go through from time to time. It’s important to know that experiencing these symptoms may not mean you are clinically depressed, and it’s also important to note that not everyone who is depressed will experience all these symptoms.

Generally, you may be considered to be experiencing a clinically diagnosable depressive episode if, for more than two weeks, you have felt:

  • Sad, miserable, and generally low mood all or most of the time.
  • A loss of interest in the people, activities and hobbies that usually bring you joy.
  • An inability to concentrate and increased feelings of frustration or impatience.
  • A reliance on alcohol or drugs to get through the day.
  • The need to withdraw from friends, family and other loved ones.
  • Feelings of guilt, shame, overwhelm, low confidence or low self-worth.
  • Like sleeping too much or not sleeping enough.
  • Like eating too much or not eating at all.
  • Suicidal or stuck on thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

Depression doesn’t need to be ‘clinical’ for you to seek support. If you ever feel like your mood and emotions are getting the better of you, it’s far better to seek help sooner rather than later before depressive feelings or experiences become more overwhelming.


How Can a Rehab for Depression Help You?

Living with depression doesn’t have to be debilitating, and help is available.

A rehab for depression can provide the space, time and professional support you need to better understand your feelings, emotions and thoughts and help you find a pathway to recovery.

Depression recovery will look different to everyone, and a rehab for depression can help by:

  • Connecting you with highly qualified, experienced professionals who will help you understand how and why depression is showing up in your life.
  • Giving you access to a range of tailored, holistic therapeutic interventions to help you find the ones that work for you.
  • Creating space for you to dedicate to your mental health, away from the everyday stressors that could exacerbate your feelings of depression.


What Does Depression Rehab at The Banyans Involve?

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An equine therapy session at The Banyans rehab for depression. The Banyans offer many holistic therapies for depression recovery.

The Banyans is rated as one of the best rehabs for depression. Owing to our completely holistic, tailored and evidence-based programs, we offer individuals an experience that is entirely focused on them and their depression recovery journey. You won’t find any ‘off the shelf’ programs here.

We believe that a wide range of different life variables, including genetics, neurochemical and biochemical imbalances, informs mental health conditions like depression.

At The Banyans, we provide our guests with an integrated and holistic approach to recovery from depression. We believe it’s essential to look at and identify the underlying causes of mental health conditions, which will be unique to each guest and tailor our recommended treatment programs to suit individual needs.

Example treatments and therapies that might form part of your program include:

Talk therapy with a qualified professional: Talk therapies are a proven way to understand your thought processes and mental health with a qualified professional who can help you reframe unhelpful thinking and address areas of stress in productive, outcomes-driven ways.

Relaxation Therapies: This includes deep breathing, meditation and mindfulness, gratitude, massage and similar activities that can help reduce feelings of stress, anxiety or fear.

Physical Therapies & Nutrition: Physical activity and healthy nutrition are vital components of overall well-being and mental health. A retreat may offer specially prepared nutritional meals and a range of physical pursuits to support your depression recovery journey.

Alternative Therapies: Many alternative therapies have been proven beneficial to positive mental health, such as acupuncture, Equine Assisted Therapy, arts and crafts, trauma-informed yoga and other similar activities.

Medical Interventions: Where appropriate, our dedicated medical team will determine whether medical support for depression would benefit you and work with you to find the best course of treatment in this area.

Total Confidentiality: Group work can be beneficial, but we believe having the personal space to meet with, discuss, and explore your unique lived experiences is vital at the early stages of depression recovery. To aid this and provide you with exclusive confidentiality, we don’t include any group therapy work in our programs. Social activities are an additional option you can participate in if you choose.

As well as offering a wide range of treatment and recovery activities – including those listed above – our programs are supported by highly qualified and specialised professionals who can help determine which therapies are suitable for your recovery from depression.


Depression Recovery is Closer Than You Think

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The Banyans is one of Australia’s best private, luxury rehabs for depression based in Brisbane, Australia.

The Banyans is a rehab for depression based in Brisbane that provides confidential, reliable treatment programs to aid depression recovery. While our centre is located in Brisbane, we serve the entire Australian community and regularly welcome international guests.

The Banyans provides medical, psychological and compassionate practical support and holistic well-being therapies that are all developed to help you understand your mental health and deliver the tools and resources you’ll need to manage your overall sense of wellness.

The Banyans team comprises specialists and highly qualified professionals, all dedicated to helping you recover. From Pain and Addiction Medical Specialists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Holistic Therapists, Nutritional experts and Chefs – our programs are developed and delivered by the best around, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

“Thank you for helping me at this point in my life. I feel so different to when I arrived and I am excited to return home fresh and with a new understanding of the underlying issues that have caused me to run off track all my life. This was truly a life-changing experience for me. Thanks to all the coaches, PT’s, housekeeping, chefs and the clinical team for your support.”


Woman engaging The Banyans for depression recovery


Depression Recovery: Find Your Path Today

We are here whenever you’re ready to begin your depression recovery journey.

If you have any questions about the suitability of our programs for your needs, or you’re ready to engage a rehab for depression, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team on 1300 226 926 or submit our contact form below.


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