Delmont Day Program (DDP) is a significant part of the integrated care provided by the wider Hospital and affiliated mental health specialists.

DDP offers a broad range of group therapy programs that aim both to assist individuals in their transition from hospital to home and to maintain wellness in their community.  Evening group therapy programs can support development of new skills and self-understanding.

Each group is conducted by qualified multidisciplinary mental health professionals in conjunction with Delmont accredited doctors.

Admission into a DDP Group requires a GP/Psychiatrist referral.

Day Programs Group Therapy includes:

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Training draws on ‘mindfulness’ - a state of openness, focus and awareness - to enable authentic long lasting change. Its aim is to develop psychological flexibility and a commitment to acting on your values.

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Aged Psychiatry

The Aged Mental Health Groups aim to improve the quality of life of the older population who have experienced mental health problems such as:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Schizophrenia

It also supports people who have been diagnosed with some form of Dementia.

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Anxiety Disorders

These programs provide support and strategies by teaching anxiety management skills improve individual's quality of life.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies are for individuals experiencing social anxiety, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar relapse.

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Creative Arts

The Creative Arts Therapy Groups emphasise the important of having a relationship with the visual and sensory worlds. They encourage individuals to live in the present moment by utilising creative outlets to enter creative mode.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is very structured in its approach to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits that are affecting quality of life. DBT skills covered include; Mindfulness skills, Distress tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional regulation. Commitment to practicing skills and attendance can bring about changes and hope in your ability to build a life worth living.
A prerequisite for this group is CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE to the General Day Program.

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Lifestyle & Community Integration

Lifestyle/Community Integration programs offer supportive environments that focus on enhancing and improving connectedness to everyday life.

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Mindfulness Based Groups

Group programs use mindfulness-based approaches that lead to clinically significant improvements in psychological functioning to individuals with a wide range of conditions.

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Mood Disorders & Depression

In Mood Disorder & Depression group programs, the focus is on understanding and managing symptoms of mood disorders in a supportive environment.

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Psycho-Social Interventions

Psycho-Social Intervention group programs promote psychological development and interaction with social environments.

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Specialised Groups

  • Adolescent Programs (aged 16-18 years old)
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating & Metabolic Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Young Adults Program (YAP) (18-25 years old)

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Stress Management Skills

Stress Management Skill groups offer skills and strategies to help cope with stress effectively.

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Substance Use & Addictions

Substance Use & Addiction group programs promote the reduction in personal and social harm associated with substance use, abuse and addictive.

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Weekend & Evening Groups

Various evening and Saturday group programs are scheduled periodically throughout the year.

Click the link for the current Day Program timetable. 

For further information on any Day Program Group, contact (03) 9805 7370