Managing Distress

At South Coast Private, we are committed to driving excellence in the care and ongoing recovery of our patients through personalised programs and advanced evidence-based practices in an exclusive private mental healthcare facility.

Managing Distress

Managing Distress is a skills-based program designed to introduce our patients to various skills to help them to manage their distress. In this program, we strongly believe that every skill works for someone and no skill works for everyone. Therefore, the skills in this group come from a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.

This program is run four days per week and is an open group, so patients can join the group at any time. Your psychiatrist will determine if this group is suitable for you.

DBT Wollongong

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