The Day Program at The Melbourne Clinic provides an opportunity for anyone to receive help for a broad range of emotional or mental health conditions. Weekly group sessions incorporate the latest evidence based educational and therapeutic practices in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Our primary focus is helping you to take the first step, and then supporting you to develop the strategies you need to achieve your goals. Our broad range of evidence-based psycho-educational and therapeutic groups exist to help you learn and grow in your recovery. Why do we say grow? Because this journey of recovery is also a journey of your own self-growth, helping you open up more doorways to a richer life, with more life-enhancing opportunities.
Group sessions form the foundation for all psychotherapy in Day Programs. Group therapy allows you to take part in sessions aimed at building upon your strengths and capabilities, while you connect with and supporting other group participants. The group process is a dynamic one and the safety of the group environment enables you to practice these skills so that you can apply them later in your own context and relationships. Group sessions therefore provide a powerful catalyst for your recovery and self-growth, all paving the way for positive change.
For further information on specific day programs, please click on the corresponding link below.
Groups are available on different days and times designed to complement your schedule.
Please click HERE to see an up-to-date Program Schedule, with a summary of group topics and dates.
Who runs Day Program groups and when?
Our groups usually range from 8-12 participants. Each group is facilitated by two mental health professionals. Our qualified Allied Health professionals include psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists and exercise physiologists.
Which group is right for me?
All participants undergo an initial assessment by an intake clinician who will speak with you about your treatment goals and what groups may suit your needs. From that assessment, a collaborative treatment plan will be developed and your group booking secured.
How do I get involved?
An admission to day programs requires a referral from a Melbourne Clinic accredited psychiatrist. A referral from your GP requesting an initial consultation with one of our Psychiatrists could be your first step.
Do I need Private Health Insurance?
Private health insurance is recommended. WorkSafe compensation also covers some programs.
Call us to find out whether your current policy covers you fully for treatment at The Melbourne Clinic. We will ask you a few questions and do the rest so you can proceed with your admission with peace of mind. Call us on 0407 054 370 to find out more.
What about catering?
All groups include a 15-30 minute catered light meal break. Regular, vegetarian and vegan options are provided as well as tea, coffee and juice.
Where do I go?
Day Programs is located at 15/2 Bromham Place, Richmond close to The Melbourne Clinic. Car parking is accessible next to The Melbourne Clinic main reception on Tweedie Place - from there it's just a short walk to Day Programs. Parking is $5 with a validated ticket through main reception. Please validate your ticket as soon as you arrive as reception is unattended after 8pm. There is also local street parking available.