Realising the vision of David Winston Turner, the mission of the Turner Clinics is to build mentally healthy communities by applying research discoveries and innovative digital health technologies to forge new treatment approaches and methodologies that benefit the community that we live and thrive in.
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Turner Clinic Themes
Assessment and treatment for adults
Living well across the adult years is linked to positive mental health, so seeking help when needed is important. Our service draws on evidence-based assessments and treatments for a range of challenges that can be experienced across the adult lifespan.
We see individuals with mood problems, elevated anxiety and stress, problems related to self-esteem, life transitions, interpersonal functioning, phobias, chronic health problems and more. We aim to equip you with practical skills and strategies supporting recovery pathways and improving mental health.
Assessment and treatment of children
Growing and developing across the school years and progressing into adolescence can be a challenging time for some. Our service commences with a thorough assessment of presenting problems which then informs a tailored approach to treatment for individuals and their families.
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Autism and ADHD are common neurodevelopmental disorders that pose significant challenges for children and their families, yet it can be difficult to access high quality care. We provide a specialist service for these disorders from initial assessment through to intervention and management strategies. At the same time, our clinical work is directly linked to research activities focused on better understanding the epidemiology of these disorders.
We aim to inform clinical practice by translating new findings to improved approaches for diagnosis and intervention, and ultimately support more effective treatment outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.
Frontline workers are vital to our society but experience events that can sometimes impact their mental health and wellbeing. We provide trauma informed psychology services to assist ambulance paramedics, police, firefighters and others who might be affected by the very nature of their occupation.
Our understanding of workplace trauma assists us to engage effectively and deliver evidence-based interventions tailored to specific needs. We offer diagnostic assessment and individual sessions under WorkSafe and other referral pathways. We also host telehealth group treatment programs that provide improved accessibility and contribute to research in effective treatments for PTSD.
Body clock and sleep
Healthy sleep is key to maintaining good mental and physical health. Yet sleep problems are common in our community such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea, and circadian rhythm or ‘body clock’ disorders. We specialise in a range of evidence-based interventions that directly target these sleep problems.
Our treatments are based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi) and circadian rhythm re-alignment via bright light therapy and melatonin. And as leaders in research and translation, our clients might also have access to research opportunities including trials of the latest therapies.
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Healthy living and ageing
For people whose quality of life is affected by chronic neurological or ageing-related declines in cognition and/or mental health, we use psychological therapies and rehabilitative strategies to enhance coping, wellbeing and interpersonal functioning.
We take a holistic multidisciplinary approach, and where possible consider social and family connections and lifestyle factors to improve life satisfaction and practical responses to health challenges. Examples of clients we serve include people with Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and various forms of dementia.
Neuropsychology and brain injury
Neuropsychological problems can result from a range of causes across the lifespan and require skilled assessment and management. Our services are delivered through several specialty clinics that assess the nature of cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes associated with developmental, acquired or degenerative brain conditions.
In addition to formal assessment, we research and deliver clinical interventions for concussion, memory problems and challenging behaviours associated with acquired brain injury. Regardless of presentation, our clinicians work with clients to manage specific cognitive difficulties and achieve an improved quality of life.
Stroke and rural support
We're ensuring that clinical support is accessible to all members of the community, no matter where they live. Our service offers remote neuropsychological assessments and delivers individualised treatments, rehabilitation and support using computer-based clinical interventions.
Working in partnership with regional hospitals, the Monash TeleNeuropsychology Service includes cognitive rehabilitation to assist with memory, attention and organisational difficulties, psychological therapies to support emotional adjustment after brain injury, and targeted treatments for fatigue and sleep difficulties.
Get in touch if you'd like more information about the support our clinics offer. Note that a referral is required to access our services.
A: 1/270 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill VIC 3168
T: +61 3 9902 4480
F: +61 3 9905 0605
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Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC)
MERRC conducts innovative, internationally renowned investigations into the outcomes and effectiveness of intervention programs for individuals with brain injury or other injury sustained as a result of trauma.
The Centre aims to maximise the quality of life of patients by translating outcomes from research into more effective rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury and trauma, while also training the next generation of scientist practitioners.