The Bill & Lorraine Wood Foundation

our mission

This family-founded charity aims to help families and children who are caught up in the cycle of addiction and mental illness.

It also aims to provide support for those individuals in crisis from addiction or mental health challenges . It will also support those who require treatment but who can’t because of financial or environmental realities.

Change a child’s world

Lorraine Wood grew up in a family where addiction was prevalent and knows that it’s a place of conflict, pain and shame for children. The foundation runs regular programs designed both as a preventative measure as well as an educational tool for children and parents.

The Foundation supports families, children and individuals to re-connect and begin their journey of recovery from the affects of addiction and mental health issues towards health, happiness and healing.

South Pacific Private Bill & Lorraine Wood Foundation

We know that more than one million Australian children are adversely affected by their parents’ or carers’ alcohol abuse. 

Source: The Hidden Harm: Alcohol’s Impact on Children and Families. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

We want to help break that cycle and the legacy of addiction by helping families to heal. 

By donating to the foundation you are helping children and families to transform their lives. Your money will support those whose situation prevents them from accessing the help that they need to heal. It will open a door and create an opportunity for them to walk into a new world, providing a new beginning and a new community that is informed and ongoing in terms of support structures and education around recovery and addiction.

Donate today and help heal a family. Together we can bring hope and happiness to children. 

Email bill&lorrainewood@southpacificprivate.com.au to find out more.

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

LORRAINE: Unless you treat the whole family you never get to the root of the disease. It’s really important that we look at the whole family system and not just the patient. Getting families’ healthy is what we are all about.


Find out if you have a problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


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