Transition to Wellness

Buderim Private Hospital’s Cooinda Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive range of mental health services including a 'Transition to Wellness' day program.

About the program

This program enables patients to receive treatment while remaining in their own home. For some, it may even be an alternative to a hospital admission. The program helps you to build a ‘toolkit’ of techniques and strategies to improve functioning; to increase self awareness; and to help you find your path towards ongoing mental wellness.

While participating in the Transition to Wellness program individuals will be supported to set goals and develop relapse prevention and discharge plans. The program includes life skills, goal setting, exercise physiology, psycho education, communication skills, stress management, mindfulness, healthy sleep, skills training (relaxation, medication management), anger management, recreation skills, vocational preparation and self discovery.

The program involves meeting with a small group of individuals (maximum 12) who share similar experiences. This occurs on set days per week (9am – 3pm). The program is facilitated by mental health clinicians who specialise in this area. In addition to the program, individual therapy is available; your Psychiatrist can refer you to a Psychologist to work through issues or challenges you may be facing with your recovery.

Who should attend?

  • Those without adequate support at home
  • Those needing early intervention to prevent relapse
  • Those able to manage their treatment and provide self care
  • Those able to cope in their usual environment

Suitability and referrals

Your GP or your treating Psychiatrist (if you have one) will need to make a referral to a Consultant Psychiatrist credentialed at Buderim Private Hospital. A list of Admitting Psychiatrists and their contact numbers can be found ​here.

Your GP/doctor can forward the referral directly to their chosen credentialed Psychiatrist, email it to Cooinda Mental Health Service at or call 1300 78 04 13 for more information.

Your credentialed Psychiatrist will provide an assessment to ensure suitability and that the program will meet your needs. For further information please contact our clinical team on 1300 780 413.


  • Private Health Funds: Most funds will cover the cost of the program.
  • DVA card holders: The DVA will cover the cost of the program.
  • Self-funding: Available upon approval.

What is included?

All materials relevant to participating in the program, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.