About the Program
South Pacific Private are the pioneers within Australia in the treatment of trauma and co-occurring mental health issues.
Our Life Skills Program is a foundational program for individuals who require extra support in learning the tools for dealing with emotional dysregulation and interpersonal conflicts. We provide you with poven skills to help you self-regulate and give you a better understanding of how trauma has impacted you mental health.
Clients will learn to manage their trauma symptoms by developing skills to address triggers, develop self-soothing techniques and explore their defence and maladaptive coping mechanisms by replacing them with more functional coping strategies.
The program is facilitated by skilled therapists who are trained in process-oriented groups and are attuned to the interpersonal dynamics that arise within the group environment.
Full Day or Half Day Available
Individuals in Recovery
Major Health Funds and Self Payment
At South Pacific
we will be with you every step of the way
- Interpersonal / relationship problems
- Intense, reactive or unstable emotions and moods
- Excessive control or impulsivity
- Overwhelming thoughts and confusion
Develop skills for improving quality of life by:
- Increasing ability to tolerate emotional discomfort effectively
- Improving interpersonal effectiveness skills
- Improving emotional regulation skills
- Developing mindfulness skill
Who is it for?
The program is specifically tailored to individuals who struggle to regulate strong emotions, experience suicidal and self-harming behaviours and are challenged by addiction.
Most major health funds will cover the Life Skills Program. Clients can claim via their private health fund if sufficient hospital cover is held. Please note all funds have different rules. We accept self-funded payments.
The full cost of the program for self-funded is $340 per session and includes morning
tea and lunch. The half day program is $180 per session.
For more information please contact our Intake Team here and they can arrange a health fund check and determine any out-of-pocket excess or gap expenses.
How to get started
Clients completing their inpatient treatment at South Pacific will be referred into the Life Skills Program by their treating psychiatrist.
For ex-clients who have completed the inpatient program within three months, an assessment and psychiatric review, if required, will be arranged prior to the commencement of the program.
For new clients, please request a referral from your psychiatrist or GP. An assessment, if required, will be arranged prior to the commencement of the program.