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While Christmas can seem like a happy time of the year, for many, it can be challenging. We’re often rushing around buying presents, attending social events, making sure the kids are looked after during school holidays, cooking, cleaning… the list goes on. While the responsibilities of...

Consultant Therapist and supporter of South Pacific Private, Sharalyn Drayton from ARISE Counselling Solutions has shared with us her recent article on Betrayal Trauma. ABSTRACT Imagine being in a car accident. Out of the blue, someone smashes into you. You didn't see it coming and you are not...

Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...

In 2008 the multi-disciplinary team at South Pacific Private made the clinical decision for the hospital to commit to being smoke-free. This decision was made across the board and applied to clients at the hospital but also to staff. South Pacific Private is proud to be smoke-free...

Celebrating Life…This is My Story of Hope Jennifer’s Story I celebrated my 40th birthday this year and it's been two years since I've been a patient at South Pacific Private. I'm proud to say that since that time I haven’t touched alcohol or any illicit substance. I was...