Depression management

Depression is a real and treatable illness and you have as much right to ask for help as anyone with an obvious physical injury

Understanding Depression:

Depression affects how a person feels, behaves and thinks. It can be a debilitating mood disorder that affects people both emotionally and physically. Those who carry depression find it difficult to go about day-to-day activities and may also feel that they struggle to go about normal daily tasks and responsibilities.

Sufferers of depression also find it difficult to understand that anyone understands or cares. Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness can be overwhelming and your emotions are out of control. It is important to understand that these feelings are real.

If you are suffering from Depression, you are not alone. Contact South Coast Private on 1800 250 000 TODAY.

Patients must be referred to a South Coast Private psychiatrist for an initial assessment on suitability for entry to any program at our facility.


On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit