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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Day programs
Psychiatrist talking to day therapy patient at Matilda Nepean

Day therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition characterised by the presence of distressing symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event or ongoing stressors.

Matilda Nepean mental health team

Day therapy program​

Our day therapy program offers mental health therapy and support for individuals who have experienced trauma and are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other stress-related conditions.

We provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can access tools and strategies to address your specific symptoms and needs.

Our program focuses on helping individuals understand and manage the symptoms of PTSD and related stress conditions.

We help participants address trauma and stress-related emotions and develop new thought patterns to better manage the symptoms associated with trauma and stress.

Program elements

Comprehensive assessment

The program begins with a comprehensive mental health assessment by a senior psychiatrist who develops an individualised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Group therapy sessions

We conduct our program via group therapy sessions which are facilitated by our skilled mental health team. These sessions provide a safe space to share experiences, gain insights, and learn valuable coping strategies.


You will learn more about PTSD and stress-related disorders, including the impact of trauma on the mind and body, common symptoms, and effective treatment options.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

Participants learn strategies to help manage and change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs through cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques.

Skills training

We provide skills training to help cope with stress, regulate emotions, and manage trauma-related symptoms. This includes mindfulness techniques, relaxation exercises, emotion regulation strategies, and stress management techniques.

Self-care and wellness

A personalised self-care plan is developed to promote overall wellbeing, including self-compassion, self-care practices, and lifestyle adjustments that support optimal mental health.

Relapse prevention

We also develop strategies to prevent relapse and maintain progress. This focuses on identifying triggers, implementing coping mechanisms, and building a support network for ongoing support and accountability.

Day therapy at Matilda Nepean

Matilda Nepean is proud to be a leading provider of private mental health care in the Nepean region. This is what you can expect when you enrol in one of our day therapy programs:

  • Personalised care in a group therapy setting
  • Evidence-based therapies
  • Senior and experienced mental health professionals
  • A safe and nurturing environment
  • Communication with your existing mental health care professionals
  • Modern, luxury facilities in a central, convenient location.

You can learn more about what to expect as a day patient at Matilda Nepean here.

Group therapy mental health session at Matilda Nepean
Patient and nurse at Matilda Nepean

Learn more or enquire about admission

The Matilda Nepean mental health care team is here to support you on your journey to optimal mental health and wellbeing.

For more information or to inquire about admission to our day therapy program, please contact our intake coordinator, Jacki Maher, at tel: 8123 6790 or email: mentalhealth@matildanepean.com.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a referral into a mental health program?
To participate in one of our mental health programs, you will need a referral from your treating GP or psychiatrist. Alternatively you can self-refer. To find out more, contact our intake coordinator to discuss your confidential needs.
Are programs covered by private health insurance?
We can contact your health fund on your behalf and let you know what will be covered by your private health insurance fund. Most programs are covered by private health insurance (once you have served the initial wait period and are up to date with your payments). Mental health cover is also now available for upgrade and same-day use as an initiative from the Australian Government. We can explain these details and assist with any questions you may have.
What happens if I don’t have private health insurance?
If you don’t have private health insurance, you can opt to pay privately – if that is an option for you. We can provide you with a quote in advance based on your program of interest and whether you will be a day patient or an inpatient, and you can opt to pay privately.
What happens once I enrol in a program?
When you are first referred to Matilda Nepean, our intake coordinator will arrange for you to have an initial consultation with one of our team psychologists. During this appointment, the psychologist will discuss your history and current situation and their recommendations with you. This may be enrolment in one of our day programs, or potentially staying with us in the hospital and receiving mental health support as an inpatient.

Our Doctors

Our doctors are highly experienced consultants in this specialised field of medicine.

Get in touch with our friendly team today