Group therapy for mental health – Baulkham Hills

Group therapy, also known as day programs, enable you to access ongoing support for your mental health or addiction in a welcoming and encouraging community setting.

It’s a safe place for people to share and receive support from caring professionals, alongside other people who may be experiencing something similar to you.

Facilitated by healthcare professionals, these weekly structured sessions use the latest evidence-based practice to draw on your own strengths to develop strategies to aid in your recovery.

Day programs are usually half or full days and run one or several times a week.

What day programs do Windsor Road Private Clinic offer?

Windsor Road Private Clinic currently offer two programs to the Baulkham Hills and surrounding community – the Managing Mood program and the Addictive Behaviours Program. These day programs take place onsite at The Hills Private Hospital.

Your doctor will be able to advise on the most suitable program for you.

Managing Mood

Managing Mood is designed for people aged 18 and over that could benefit from some additional mental health support. Our Managing Mood day program helps keep you on track with your mental health – for life!

The program is suitable for a range of common mental health conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis

Throughout the program, you’ll continue to develop practical skills to help you:

  • manage intense emotions, distress and harmful behaviours
  • gain personal insight through reflection and self-examination
  • develop habits that foster mental wellbeing, including self-care
  • manage stress and anxiety in everyday situations
  • improve your physical wellness and strength
  • build and maintain healthy relationships
  • gain greater confidence.

The program runs for six weeks, and you can join at any time. You can also attend for longer if you could benefit from additional support.

Addictive Behaviours Day Program

This program provides vital support and treatment for people in recovery from addiction from alcohol and substance use disorder. The program also supports people recovering from other behaviours such as gambling, gaming, exercise, sex and social media addiction.

It’s designed to build your skills and teach you alternative ways to effectively manage emotions, relationships and crises – all in a supportive, encouraging group environment.

We tailor the program to your and your group’s needs, and you’ll receive helpful information and resources.

The program aims to assist you with:

  • Understanding substance abuse and theories of addiction
  • Identifying and managing triggers
  • Addressing patterns of addictive behaviour
  • Understanding and managing urges and cravings
  • Strategies for Emotional Regulation
  • Developing Self-Acceptance
  • Relapse prevention
  • Developing a personal recovery plan
  • Exploring personal concerns related to alcohol or drug issues or other addictive behaviours in a confidential, supportive group setting.

The Addictive Behaviours program is a 24-week program. Please contact us for the next program start date and availability.

You’re welcome to contact our friendly admissions officer on (02) 9686 0808 if you have any questions about our Managing Mood or Addictive Behaviours programs.

Who can join a day program at Windsor Road Private Clinic?

Our programs are open to anyone over 18 years of age living in the community that may need additional support for their mental health.

You do not need to have had a hospital stay at Windsor Road Private Clinic to attend our day programs. However, following discharge from hospital, some people may choose to attend a day program to help put the skills and strategies learned during their hospital stay into practice as they return to their home environment.

A supportive team of mental health professionals

Day programs are facilitated by a team of qualified and accredited mental health professionals including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Mental health nurse specialists
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Discharge planner

Our team use evidenced-based techniques drawn from a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, relaxation and mindfulness.


How much do day programs cost?

You may be eligible to receive a rebate for day programs through your private health fund. Self-funding is also available.

Our admissions team is happy to discuss funding options with you. Get in touch to learn more.

How do I join a day program?

Speak to your GP or specialist for a referral to our day programs.

Have your GP send the referral form below to

If you’ve been staying with us as an inpatient, your healthcare team will talk to you about joining a day program.

To find out more, please contact our admissions officer on (02) 9686 0808 Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Outside these hours, please call (02) 9689 0810 and leave a message with our after-hours team or send an email with your enquiry to

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