Dealing with Distress (DBT)

Providing resources, education and clinical support to enhance your ability to change unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving.

Individuals who have intense, unstable moods, relationship difficulties, and selfharming behaviours. It is suitable for people with Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and severe Mood or Anxiety Disorders. This semi-open group day program is designed for people who are experiencing difficulties in emotion regulation, impulsivity, frequent interpersonal conflict and poor coping in stressful situations. This program offers an introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to develop skills of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance. Our DBT program is held in the hospital located in the heart of Wollongong.

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If you are interested in attending the Dealing with Distress Program at South Coast Private, contact our Day Program Clinical Coordinator on
(02) 4286 6847 TODAY.


On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit