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Everything you need to know to prepare for your mental health admission to Mackay Private.

Entry into the mental health unit under private insurance requires you to attend all planned activities that are designed to support and educate you in how to understand and manage your mental health. This is alongside any medication management that your psychiatrist deems necessary.

Activities include; art therapy, psychoeducation, hydrotherapy, breathing and stretching, mindfulness/meditation, garden groups, gentle exercise programs, games, activities and excursions.

Full participation does not have to occur from day 1, realising that it can take time to settle into a new environment when you are not feeling well, but it will be required when your psychiatrist agrees with you that you are ready to attend.