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Upcoming Events and Training

South Pacific Private arranges a range of training events annually for health care professionals including professional grand rounds, psychiatry dinners and stakeholder briefings. South Pacific Private also arranges regular events for our alumni in an annual basis. If you are interested to find out more about upcoming events please email

South Pacific Private Podcast Series: Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

South Pacific Private Podcast Series: Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders -16th February 2017

Are you concerned that you, or someone you care about, may be suffering from dual diagnosis or co-existing mental health concerns & addiction issues? 

Find out more here

What is Dual Diagnosis or Cormorbidity? Comorbidity is the medical term used to describe the presence of two (or more) diseases in the same person at one time. Dual diagnosis is a commonly used term meaning that a person has co-existing or co-ocurring mental health and substance use disorders or problems.

Often when a person is struggling with addiction issues there may be a co-occuring mood disorder such as depression that has fueled the development of, or exacerbated, the substance use issues, or vice versa. This results in people having problems related to both their substance use issues and their mental illness. 

In this 30 minute Podcast Chris Mordue, Program Director and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Lachter discussed the nature of co-occurring disorders and their experiences in relation to treatment, support and recovery. 

Listen to their discussion live here: