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Treatment for bipolar disorder

Treatment for bipolar disorder

We all experience changes in our moods from day-to-day. Receiving good news can make us feel on top of the world. Receiving troubling news or unexpected setbacks can see our mood tumble. If you or someone you know has bipolar disorder, mood swings from excited highs to black lows are much more extreme. At Wesley Hospital we offer proven and effective treatment for bipolar disorder and we aim to help you return to a fulfilled and connected life with your family and friends.

What is bipolar disorder?

Here, we explain bipolar disorder 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 and one of our caring staff will be in touch with you.

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Our treatment program to help with bipolar disorder

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

  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. This may be the appropriate treatment for you when experiencing your depressed and manic phases of bipolar disorder.

Our inpatient program includes:

  • psychological therapies where you will be in the care of a psychiatrist who may prescribe medication
  • therapy group program which will help you understand bipolar disorder as an illness and provide ways to manage the symptoms
  • strategies to deal with the aspects of your life which exacerbate your bipolar disorder.

During your inpatient treatment, additional sessions with a clinical psychologist are available on request.

Day patient programs offer you treatment and support if you don’t require the focused care that our inpatient treatment program offers. It is also an effective way to continue treatment after returning to your everyday life once your inpatient treatment is complete. We use an evidence-based treatment approach to help regulate your mood and increase effective daily functioning.

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 appropriate treatment plan for you.

Upcoming day programs for bipolar disorder:

Program name


Hospital location


Depression Management





General: One day per week

Veterans: Monday & Tuesday each week for six weeks.


One day per week.


 Mood Management Skills program

Fridays 9.30am - 3.30pm



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 bipolar disorder: