Navigating mental health and addiction treatment has traditionally been challenging and time-consuming, often requiring patients to coordinate their own care across multiple providers. This can leave patients feeling frustrated and drained, while adding another layer of difficulty to contend with. However, The Banyans Day Program is changing the game with its innovative model that provides healthcare with you at the centre. And here’s why.
As your personal health concierge, The Banyans team coordinates and schedules all your appointments for you, streamlining them into one day per week, normally we would be travelling all over the city to attend these appointments. This allows guests to focus solely on their recovery. Practitioners receive scheduled time to work collaboratively in developing a tailored, ‘whole person’ care plan for you, maximising the results of your treatment. And, with the program’s flexible delivery options, including the option of doing parts or all of the program virtually from the comfort of your home, and central Brisbane location, treatment with a coordinated range of treating professionals has become more accessible than ever.
Below we delve further into how The Banyans Day Program provides a game-changing, patient-centred mental health and addiction treatment model.
Coordinated for you, not by you
When seeking treatment for mental health or addiction, it can be overwhelming to coordinate appointments with different providers. Individuals are often left to manage their own care, which can be complex.
In a review of Australia’s health services, this report highlighted the current complexity of navigating services as a significant barrier to patient experience and health outcomes. This suggests that navigating the Australian healthcare system for treatment can be difficult for many individuals.
Fortunately, The Banyans Day Program eliminates this burden for individuals. Our health concierge services handle the development of schedules, bookings with practitioners, catering, and, all that is needed to complete the treatment programs – all under one roof. This ensures patients can focus on their treatment, without worrying about the logistics of coordinating their own care.
According to Peter Hayton, Chief Psychologist at The Banyans, “Navigating our health system can be challenging at the best of times, let alone when someone is in a time of need. Our Day Program health concierge service means all patients’ appointments and treatment plans are managed for them, so all they need to do is focus on their recovery”.
Practitioners work collaboratively, not individually
In traditional healthcare systems, hardworking staff send referrals and reports and often struggle to sit down with the treating team to discuss a patient’s treatment plan.
However, in The Banyans Day Program, practitioners receive scheduled time to consult with you and other members of your treating team, ensuring they support you as part of a whole-person model of care. This scheduled time enables practitioners to hold case review meetings and have many conversations throughout your treatment, resulting in a more comprehensive clinical care model tailored to your condition. This collaborative approach to care is more intensive, often leading to better patient health outcomes.
Depending on your Day Program, your practitioners will include:
- Registered psychologists
- Addiction medicine specialists
- GPs (specialist interests in eating disorders and mental health)
- Exercise physiologists
- Nutritionists and dietitians
- Other allied health professionals
According to Peter Hayton, Chief Psychologist at The Banyans, “Patients can benefit immensely from a ‘wrap-around’ approach to care. When practitioners work collaboratively on a patient’s treatment plan (rather than separately), better health outcomes can be achieved as a result of this coordinated care approach.”
One-Day-Per Week & Under One Roof
The Banyans Day Program offers a unique solution for individuals looking to prioritise their mental health without putting their lives on hold. With our flexible scheduling, you can receive treatment just one day per week, allowing you to balance your family, work, and other commitments.
By having your treating team under one roof, you won’t need to run around from appointment to appointment. This saves time and effort and provides invaluable convenience. In addition, The Banyans luxury Health Plus facility is centrally located in inner-city Brisbane and offers free parking, making access to world-class treatment easy.
The Banyans Day Program: A Game-Changer for Mental Health & Addiction
The Banyans Day Program provides mental health and addiction care with you at the centre. With your care coordinated for you, practitioners working collaboratively, and with flexible and convenient program delivery, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of care and support. It’s a healthcare model designed to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your health and wellbeing.
Don’t allow yourself to struggle with mental health or addiction concerns. Help is available and the sooner you seek help, the sooner you can live a fuller life. Speak to our expert team for a confidential discussion 24/7 by calling 1300 226 926, or enquire below.
This article was reviewed by Peter Hayton, Chief Psychologist at The Banyans.
Calder, R; Dunkin R; Rochford C; Nichols T, 2019. Australian health services: too complex to navigate. A review of the national reviews of Australia’s health service arrangements. Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Policy Issues Paper No. 1 2019, AHPC