Veteran Affairs

We take pride in providing the highest quality mental health care in a supportive safe haven environment for returning servicemen and women, retired military, veterans affairs and defence force personnel.

South Coast Private now provides our Returned Servicemen and Veterans with a tranquil, caring and confidential environment to explore their mental health and emotional issues. The private ensuite rooms on level 4 of our building will be dedicated to Australian Defence Forces, Department of Veteran Affairs and Emergency Services inpatients.

If you believe that you or someone you know may need assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety or any other form of mental health disorder, contact 1800 250 000 for a confidential conversation with one of our experienced and professional specialists.

PTSD Programs

South Coast Private runs two types of programs for our Returned Servicemen and Veterans with PTSD.  The initial three week group therapy program provides a psycho-educative format by which patients develop insight into the nature of PTSD, symptom management, interpersonal sequelae, and relapse prevention.  The group program also provides a stepping stone to the more intensive trauma processing program.

South Coast Private has adopted an innovative approach to the management of PTSD in accordance with the National Guidelines for the Treatment of PTSD.  Eligible patients are provided with intensive inpatient one-2-one treatment using trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (for PTSD).  This program lasts between 5 and 8 weeks, depending upon the clinical need. Please note; Health fund approval is required to participate in these programs.