A Day in Treatment


It can be daunting to admit for residential treatment.

Choosing to enter inpatient treatment for mental health or addiction concerns is a life-changing experience. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or if it’s something you are familiar with, it’s never easy.

It’s normal to be anxious about starting treatment or beginning a detox, but knowing what to expect can help.

By the time you or your family has reached out for help there is often a significant crisis, and it’s more than likely that there are difficulties at home, in relationships or at work. Inpatient/residential treatment gives both the client and their family the respite needed to manage the crisis, begin treatment and to take those first steps to create change, find hope and to heal.

Click here to find out everything that you need to know for when a family member arrives at South Pacific Private.

The Inpatient Program will immerse you in an intensive therapeutic program designed to address the problematic behaviours, attitudes and feelings that have led to your current situation. The structured program offers psychiatric care, 24 hour nursing care, daily group therapy, and comprehensive psycho-education. The program supports you to gain insights to the problems as well as to the changes required to get your life back on track effectively and quickly.

Each day you are in treatment you will be supported by a strong community of peers and a dedicated multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals – all of whom want to help you to recover.


6:45am Morning Activity
Each day begins with a beach walk along beautiful Curl Curl Beach, or with a yoga class.
7:30am Breakfast
8:15am Community Meeting
The community meetings are managed by one of the clients and are an opportunity to check-in with yourself and others.
9:00am Lecture
Most mornings will include a lecture designed to support your treatment on topics including addiction, family systems, grief, well-being, depression and anxiety.
10:00am Morning break
10:15am – 12:00pm Group Therapy
A core component of treatment is group therapy. In your primary group you will work through a structured treatment program with the support of your therapist and the others in your group.
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Break-out groups
The community will break into smaller groups that focus on specific aspects of recovery. You are assigned a group that’s specific to your needs.
2:15pm – 4:00pm Group Therapy
In the afternoon you meet again and spend time with your core therapy group and dedicated therapist to continue exploring and working your tailored program.
4:15pm Beach Walk
5:15pm Dinner
6:00pm Recovery in the Real World
Presentation from a former client who has experienced our treatment program and is currently in recovery from their addiction or
mental health concern.
7:00pm Evening Activity
In the evenings you have the opportunity to attend 12-step meetings (such as AA) workshops or other activities.
8:30pm Supper and time for reading / homework and reflection
9:00pm Mindfulness
This is a great opportunity to wind down from the day and to create some space to be present. Its also a great supportive tool for your
ongoing self-care

We are here to help.

South Pacific Private offers free confidential assessments. Please call us 24/7 (including weekends) on 1800 063 332 to find out more about our programs and treatment or email info@southpacificprivate.com.au

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.

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.


Find out if you have a problem.
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