At South Pacific Private we believe in treating clients within the context of their family system. Some families are biologically related (family of origin) and some are not (partner or family of creation), but generally speaking families share, or once shared, strong emotional bonds.
The three-day Family Program, is the cornerstone of treatment at South Pacific Private where profound and lasting healing takes place. It was the positive experience of the Family Program at The Meadows Treatment Centre in Arizona that inspired the founders of South Pacific Private to open South Pacific Private in 1993.
Trauma, addiction and mental health conditions can significantly affect the family unit whether the condition is inherited, or whether it is happening in the here and now. Our relationship to our family system is complex and in order to heal it’s important to unravel the elements that do not serve us, without laying blame or causing further damage.
The program offers a deeper understanding of addiction and mental illness and the impact on families, increased compassion and respite - and helps family members communicate with, and support their loved-one after treatment, which gives the client the best possible chance of recovery.
3 Day Workshop
Individuals and Family/Loved Ones
Major Health Funds (Client) and Self-Payment (Family)
At South Pacific Private we will be with you every step of the way
Who is it for?
Most major health funds will cover the Family Program on behalf of the client – families have a $450 / person out of pocket gap fee.
The Family Program is available:
- Three day program in person Sat-Mon (9am to 5pm)
- Two day program private family program, in person
Please contact our Intake Team here and they can arrange a health fund check and answer any other questions.
How to get started
Clients completing their inpatient treatment at South Pacific Private will be referred into the Family Program by their primary therapists and treating psychiatrist.
For ex-clients who have completed the inpatient program at South Pacific Private within three months, an assessment and psychiatric review will be arranged, if required, prior to the commencement of the program.
Family members will be referred into the program by a member of the family support team.
Accommodation is available next door to our main facility at Beachwood Supported Living for clients only. This is a supported sober living environment which is no smoking and has a drug and alcohol-free code. We offer both shared and private rooms.
We recommend families and the client stay separately during the program to allow for space to reflect during the program. For accommodation options click here.