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Being a mum is busy at the best of times and leaves many mums feeling exhausted. From birthdays to Easter and Christmas, it seems there is always an event to plan for. And Halloween is no exception. Creating the perfect costume, carving pumpkins, decorating the......

The World Health Organisation dictum ‘no health without mental health’ is familiar to many of us. Mental illness is very common, with nearly half of all Australians developing a mental illness at some point in their lives. While this is the case, when is the......

South Pacific Private Client – September 2019 “I was dropped at your front door by a friend, and remember mentally being in a very dark place, and being very scared. I walked in, and was greeted by one of the warmest smiles you will ever......

Co-founder of South Pacific Private (SPP), the late Lorraine Wood, was often heard to say… “SPP is a safe place for people who do not feel safe” As human beings, “safety” is so fundamental to our wellbeing that Maslow ranked it as a ‘basic’ human......

At South Pacific Private we have used the abstinence approach for 26 years and are continually amazed by the recovery stories that return to us as clients leave treatment, join a 12 step fellowship, and start working the steps as a relapse prevention strategy. We......

South Pacific Private is sad to announce the passing of Lorraine Wood, the co-founder of Australia’s leading Treatment Centre. She died after a long battle with cancer, throughout which she showed her usual grace, resilience and determination. First opened by Lorraine and her late husband......

“Coming up to two years since my second admission to South Pacific Private, and therefore my two-year anniversary of sobriety, I can’t believe how time has flown, and yet how much has changed. I wonder if you ever ponder ‘what becomes of people’ after they......

The recent allegations involving the Crown Casino highlight the continuing issue and ever-growing concern of problem gambling in Australia. And while the lure for cashed-up foreign tourists is undeniable, with casinos often associated with glamour, wealth and class, the pastiche also entices every-day Australian gamblers,......