Northside Group
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Supportive Day Program

The Supportive day program is designed to give support, education and skills training to improve the quality and enjoyment in life for people experiencing mental health problems, and to help prevent relapse and repeated hospital admissions. This program assists patients who would benefit from a supportive, less structured therapeutic environment.


Rather than focusing directly on mood, anxiety, psychosis or other specific types of disorders or issues, the Supportive day program is inclusive and accepts patients suffering from a myriad of issues and symptoms.  A combination of therapies is utilised to deliver a program in a supportive, encouraging and learning environment.


The group provides relief from social isolation and enables patients to discuss their current difficulties in a supportive environment and receive assistance with problem solving and goal setting.  The supportive nature of the group allows members to disclose much about their issues and provides the opportunity for constructive feedback from peers.  Feedback is a valued component of the group therapy experience.