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Media Enquiries

Trained media spokespeople are available to comment on a wide range of mental health issues including addiction, trauma and the private health industry.

Leaders In The Industry

South Pacific Private is Australia’s leading treatment centre for addiction, trauma, mood disorders and mental health issues. For 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of clinical expertise in addiction treatment and recovery, helping over 14,000 Australians and their families repair their lives.

Clinical experts are available to comment on:

  • Substance abuse including alcohol, drugs and prescription meds
  • Opioid abuse and the opioid epidemic in Australia
  • Sex and porn addiction
  • Dual diagnosis (the interplay of addiction and mental health)
  • Childhood trauma and its lasting impact and PTSD
  • The long-term impact of child sexual abuse
  • The impact of addiction on families and relationships
  • Family dynamics and dysfunction
  • Depression, anxiety, bipolar and other disorders
  • Gaming, social media and device addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Emotional health and wellness
  • The Mental Health industry
  • The Private Hospital industry

Media enquiries can be made via email here.
Or phone the communications team on 02 9905 3667

Our Expert Spokespeople Include:

Diane Young


Diane specialises in addiction, grief, childhood trauma, family networks, relational issues and neuroscientific treatments for addiction and emotional issues. With deep lived-experience of addiction and trauma herself, Diane runs our intensive childhood-trauma workshop and is renowned as an engaging and experienced facilitator and speaker.

Dr Ashwini Padhi


Dr Padhi is a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. He also holds a membership of Royal College of Psychiatry UK and has practised for over 10 years in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia. He is currently the Clinical Director in Western Sydney LHD and is an expert in general adult and youth mental health. He joins South Pacific with special expertise in addictions, psychodynamic psychotherapy and impulse control disorders.

Fleur Wood


Fleur is the daughter of founders Bill and Lorraine Wood. Fleur is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, creative, author, businesswoman and philanthropist. Formally serving on the board of South Pacific Private from 2003 – 2008, Fleur returned as Director to work closely with the senior management team on communications, business strategy and her vision for inclusive, accessible, high-quality care. Fleur stepped into the role of CEO in December 2022.

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Why Choose South Pacific Private?

Why Choose South Pacific Private?

We Heal Families

With decades of experience, South Pacific Private is Australia’s leading treatment centre for addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety. Our uniquely comprehensive programs change lives, repair relationships and heal families by identifying and addressing the underlying causes laying the groundwork for sustained, long-term recovery.

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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Call 1800 063 332

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Curl Curl NSW 2096

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