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Treatment for anxiety

Treatment for anxiety

Living with anxiety and panic attacks can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. At Wesley Hospital we offer proven and effective treatment for anxiety disorder and we aim to help you return to a fulfilled and connected life with your family and friends.

What is anxiety?

Here we explain anxiety and its symptoms, as well as what you can expect when receiving treatment at Wesley Hospital. Learn about the types of treatment programs available and your payment options.

If you would like to enquire about admission, please submit an Admission Enquiry form.

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Our treatment programs to help with anxiety

Our hospital facilities in Ashfield and Kogarah both offer two types of treatment programs that are designed to treat anxiety:

  1. inpatient care
  2. day patient programs.

Inpatient treatment involves staying in the hospital for a period of time to receive focused 24-hour care. During your stay, you will be supported by our team of professional and compassionate staff, giving you access to evidence-based psychiatric, nursing and psychological support.

  • In addition to medical care, your treatment will also include:
  • detailed clinical assessment from qualified professionals
  • psychiatric and nursing care
  • education about anxiety and the factors that maintain this condition
  • help to identify triggers of anxiety
  • guidance to develop strategies to manage the symptoms of anxiety
  • finding ways to increase motivation to change
  • cognitive behaviour therapy to address thoughts and behaviours that maintain anxiety
  • skill development, including problem solving skills, assertiveness and communication skills, distress tolerance and mindfulness skills
  • improvement of self esteem
  • relapse prevention.

A day patient program offers you treatment and support if you don’t need the focused care that our inpatient treatment program offers. It is also an effective way to continue treatment after returning to your everyday life if you have been an inpatient, providing you with ongoing care and support in your journey of recovery.

Treatment through our day patient program involves attending short sessions. The number of sessions you attend depends on the program and your personal needs.

Our caring staff members will work with you during admission to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Download our Anxiety and Depression Programs brochure for Wesley Hospital Kogarah:
Wesley Hospital Kogarah Depression and Anxiety Program


Upcoming day programs for anxiety:

Program name


Hospital location

 1. Anxiety Management



2. Social Anxiety Management

General: one day per week, depending on availability.

Veterans: Monday & Tuesday each week for six weeks.

One day per week, depending on availability.



 Anxiety & Depression

A one-day session, once a week for eight weeks



Download our Anxiety and Depression Programs brochure for Wesley Hospital Ashfield:

Wesley Hospital Ashfield Depression and Anxiety Program

Fees and costs

As a private hospital, we are able to arrange payment through your private health insurance. If you don’t have private health insurance, then you may wish to consider our other payment options. Read more to find the best payment option that suits you.

Additional resources

Below are some additional resources that may be useful for further research into anxiety: