Mental health is an ongoing process. People have vastly differing life experiences which also effects recovery.
We all have different experiences with mental health recovery itself. The process unfolds as you progress with your recovery plan. Following a full assessment, your doctor will discuss what therapy groups might be most appropriate. It is important to be an active participant in all treatment and recovery decisions. It is sometimes difficult to take ownership of these decisions when feeling vulnerable, although as your mental health improves, gaining a sense of control can be quite empowering.
Therapy is an important component of recovery. Many aspects of therapy involve learning skills to improve how we manage our own mental health to progress in our recovery. As an inpatient, starting to understand our own experience can be quite difficult. Reconnecting with social interactions and building relationships often takes place in group therapy, opening a space to share stories. We often learn from others and sharing experiences can be quite validating.
In some instances however, sharing stories is less appropriate and not always helpful. Establishing boundaries can also be a recovery goal. Deciding which groups to attend is a decision you can make in conversation with your treating psychiatrist.
Inpatient Group Options Include:
Day Patient Programs
Perth Clinic offers a wide range of day patient program options. These include:
A specific referral is required for each discreet service. Some services are not accessible all on the same day. For example, it is not possible to attend group and individual appointments on the same day.