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Sandstone Inpatient Treatment Centre

Depression, Bipolar Disorder, & Anxiety Treatment

Sandstone’s Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP) is designed for people who are having trouble functioning in their daily lives due to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or a combination of mood disorders, and for whom community-based support may no longer be sufficient or effective. Our medical team – including psychotherapists, social workers, physicians, and nurses – guides the evidence-based treatment you need to make meaningful progress towards recovery. And, while you receive treatment, your loved ones receive the education they need to help you sustain your progress when you leave Sandstone.

Program Info
Highlights
  • Evidence-based treatment administered by experts in depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety
  • Small group format

  • Sandstone
  • Inpatient
  • 7 weeks
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Our Approach to Anxiety & Depression Treatment

Sandstone’s integrative model of care is grounded in trauma-informed and patient-centred practices and incorporates various therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for developing healthy behaviours and helpful thought patterns.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) to manage emotions and relationships, implement mindfulness practices, and cope with crises.
  • One-on-one psychotherapy for an understanding and safe space for discussing personal recovery concerns and developing recovery objectives.
  • Physical health support including regular exercise and nutritional guidance to heal the body in addition to the mind.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to learn about a variety of mental health topics. 
  • Mindfulness for creating healthy habits that last.
  • Mental health maintenance planning to identify relapse warning signs and develop strategies to support long-term recovery.
  • Medication assistance therapy, if needed, for providing the best opportunity for healing.

A Day at Sandstone, Edgewood Health Network’s Facility in Calgary

Our medical experts carefully design every aspect of the Bellwood experience to provide patients with the greatest opportunity for recovery. This is what a day at Sandstone might look like in our Mood and Anxiety Program.

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Morning
After enjoying a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast, you’ll set your intentions for the day with some self reflection. Then you’ll attend an educational session on a topic like trauma or the connection between mental health, addiction, and technology. You’ll wrap up the morning with an invigorating workout.
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Afternoon
After a delicious, nutritionist-planned lunch, you’ll attend a one-on-one therapy session or a workshop focused on goal setting or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Some days you’ll have free time to focus on self care routines.
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Evening
In the evening you’ll practice the skills you’ve been learning in therapy with your DBT group. Then you’ll unwind with some more physical recreation with fellow patients, and dinner to follow.
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About Sandstone

EHN Canada’s Sandstone Health Services is Calgary’s premier inpatient treatment centre for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder and has been guiding recoveries for more than 40 years.

Related Programs

If you struggle with mental health concerns beyond anxiety and depression, EHN Canada can help you with those too. We offer a variety of related treatment programs – both in-person and online – to guide you towards total recovery.