What to expect for ongoing treatment

If ongoing care is needed, a combination of treatments often works best.

Treatments usually involve a combination of medication and a range of other activities designed to support you in your recovery including:

  • talking therapies (a range of treatments that involve discussing mental or emotional issues with a professional, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational therapy, psychotherapy)
  • education about your symptoms and illness
  • helping you with sleep
  • strategies for organising your time and scheduling activities
  • connecting with people and identifying activities and networks to help support you to live well within your community
  • group programs
  • social skills training
  • family support

Planning for discharge

Throughout your time with us, we will work closely with you to plan the most appropriate care to meet your needs. This includes identifying and planning for the time when you no longer need intensive or specialised clinical care from us.

We will work with you, your GP, private psychiatrist, family/carer and other appropriate partners in care to create a plan for support following discharge if required.