Groups and Programs

Anxiety and Depression Clinic

The Anxiety and Depression Clinic (ADC) is housed at the Cairnmillar Institute's Hawthorn East Clinic, and is directed by Prof. Peter Norton.

The ADC opened in 2021, and serves three primary purposes:

  1. Providing low-cost state-of-the-art Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders.
  2. Conducting research to better understand anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders, as well as improve treatment options and outcomes.
  3. Training postgraduate students to deliver the most powerful treatments for anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders.

Mindfulness Skills Training

Mindfulness classes introduce techniques for consciously being mindful. They are specifically designed to help with all types of issues.

Clients are introduced to emotion regulation and skills around conscious decisions relating to behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

Parenting groups

Cairnmillar currently offers two parenting programs; Circle of Security and Bringing Up Great Kids.

Both programs have been evaluated as effective in assisting with a range of difficulties in children.

Crisis Numbers

Emergency Services 000 24 hours/7 days a week. Call this number in emergency situations when immediate police, fire or ambulance assistance is required.
Lifeline 13 11 14 Lifeline is available 24 hours a day to listen, without judgement to any person in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.
SuicideLine Victoria 1300 651 251 SuicideLine Victoria is a 24/7 telehealth provider that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria.
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 24 hours/7 days a week. MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime..
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292 5 pm–9 am/7 days. Victims/survivors of past and recent sexual assault.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 24/7 Telephone counselling service for people aged between 5 and 25.
BeyondBlue 1300 224 636 24 hours/7 days a week. Call, online chat and online forums.
Safe Steps 1800 015 188 Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre. Providing specialist support services for anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

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