Northside Group
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Programs Overview

Northside Group offers a range of inpatient and day patient mental health programs and therapies developed in collaboration with our accredited psychiatrists. We provide group treatment programs and individually tailored programs which we create in consultation with a patient’s admitting psychiatrist. We craft and individualise recovery based programs that encompasses the Four Pillars of Health and Recovery to assist in maximising your psychological, physical, nutritional and social health.

Our aim is to work towards the fastest possible recovery for each patient, helping them manage their symptoms and work towards leading a full and productive life. While each patient’s program is tailored individually, group therapy sessions are beneficial in giving patients insight into their illness. The therapies used at Northside Group clinics assist patients develop strategies to cope more effectively in the future.

Our mission is to provide our patients with access to the best, evidence-based psychiatric treatment currently available within mental health. Our approach to care is to combine psychiatric and psychological treatment with a number of holistic programs which we believe essential in maximising recovery and mental health.

Patients at Northside Group clinics are cared for by our experienced and multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, doctors, specialist nurses, psychologists and allied health professionals.

Therapy and Treatment Pathways

Northside Group Clinics use evidence-based therapies as the primary basis for psychological treatment. The programs use structured, focused treatments that assist patients with the here-and-now problems that have led to their admission.The overall goal of the treatment programs is to increase patients’ understanding of their difficulties and to teach them skills to respond and better manage their distress.Your recovery journey will be led by your allocated Psychiatrist, and provided by our multidisciplinary team.  Your Psychiatrist will conduct a comprehensive assessment and provide guidance on your treatment requirements while in hospital.  This will cover both your physical health requirements and your recommended group therapy attendance.

Individual Support

The nurses will assist supporting you with the recommendations provided by the Psychiatrist.  If you would like emotional support at any time, please don’t hesitate to approach our friendly nursing team who are there to provide you with individual support and care.  Additionally, your Psychiatrist will see you for individual sessions twice per week.  Therapy staff (Counsellors/Psychologists) will support you by developing an individualised Group Therapy Schedule with you and reviewing your Care & Discharge Plan goals from a therapist’s perspective; they can also assist in clarifying any concepts not understood from the group therapy program.

Group Therapy

The main form therapy you will receive while at the Clinic is in the form of group therapy.  Our group therapy program provides support on the Northside Group 4 Pillars of Health and Recovery – Psychological, Physical, Nutritional and Social.  Group therapy is provided by our multidisciplinary team including Psychologists/Counsellors, Psychiatrists, Art and Diversional Therapists and Music Therapists.  If you would like clarification on any of the concepts covered in the group therapy program, please don’t hesitate to ask the group facilitators.


If you would like emotional support at any time, please don’t hesitate to approach our friendly nursing team who are there to provide you with individual support and care.