New Farm Clinic is a designated Private Mental Health Care facility and is accredited by ANZ/ISO 9001:2008 and the National Standards for Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Also established within the grounds are professional Consulting Suites which accommodate specialist Psychiatrists and Psychologists.
The Clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated mental health professionals who are committed and passionate in providing quality mental health care. All Psychiatrists are credentialed with New Farm Clinic have admitting privileges to the Clinic.
The Clinic is affiliated with the University of Queensland and is a recognised training facility, providing placements for Psychiatric Registrars, Medical and Nursing students.
The Clinic provides a contemporary continuum of care service that incorporates Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Patient and Community services. The Clinic provides specialised treatment for a broad range of mental health illnesses.
The Clinic has three dedicated inpatient programs, an Elderly Assessment, Eating Disorders and Mood Disorders Program.
Elderly Assessment Program
Associate Professor Gerard Byrne, Director of Elderly Assessment program. The program provides treatment to elderly patients suffering from a variety of mental health illnesses including anxiety and depressive disorders.
Eating Disorders Program
Dr Michael Theodoros, Director of the Eating Disorders Program. This program provides treatment to patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. The program is conducted in phases and includes re-feeding, nutrition, controlled exercise and a practical phase. New Farm Clinic is the only private facility in Queensland that offers a re-feeding phase in its Eating Disorder Program.
Mood Disorders Program
Dr Jim Rodney, Director of the Mood Disorders Program. This program provides treatment for the full range of mood disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Mania, Depression and Anxiety Disorders.
The Clinic provides a significant range of mental health services and in some cases is leading the way in mental health treatment in Queensland:
- Specialist treatment for the management of depression and anxiety
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Major treatment facility for people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- 10 bed eating disorder program
- Day programs that include Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Community Outreach Service
- Outpatient Clinic
To find out more about our programs, select from the links below:
- Inpatient Programs
- Outpatient Day Programs
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - Mental Health
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service
Dr Axel Estensen, Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service. The Clinic operates a modern contemporary ECT service which received a commendation from Queensland Health for the introduction and implementation of its ECT Information Package.
Group Therapy Programs
Dr Ben Steinberg Medical Director, Director of the Group Therapy Programs. Day and evening options are available for group psychological treatment and support for a range of mental health conditions.
Community Outreach Service
Dr Ben Steinberg Medical Director, Director of the Community Outreach Service. This program provides a continuum of care where Patients’, can receive care in their own home. This type of service facilitates patient recovery and improves the overall quality of life following discharge from hospital.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Dr Jane Schouten, Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The Clinic operates a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) service for patients who live with chronic depression and who have a history of poor response to antidepressant medication. This is a non-invasive treatment with no anaesthetic required.
Revised 16 February 2016