Mental health week at South Pacific Private

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Mental illness does not discriminate.

The World Health Organization dictum “no health without mental health” is familiar to many of us. Mental illness is very common, with nearly half of all Australians developing a mental illness at some point in their lives.

Mental health is just as important as physical health and should never be pushed aside or trivialised. Why?Because mental health matters.

In 2018, South Pacific Private is proud to have been chosen to host an Australian Private Hospitals Association elephant. The Elephant in the Room campaign aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness and encourage all Australians to speak openly about the issue.

At South Pacific Private, talking about mental illness and addictions is front of mind all day and every day. The work that we do here is tailored specifically towards clients who are struggling. Our multidisciplinary team work hard to deliver safe and high-quality care to those working hard to transform their lives.

For more than 25 years we have been working to change lives and heal families using our proven, long-standing treatment program. And yet, despite the thousands of families and individuals who are in recovery, there are still many many more who struggle every day with mental illness and addictions and who don’t reach out for the help that they deserve.

That’s why this year we are proud to be part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ conversation. Breaking down barriers to getting help and the stigma that can still surround ‘having a problem’ is so critical. Lives depend upon it.

That’s why, in our 25th year, South Pacific Private are hosting two free events to raise awareness about mental health in support of World Mental Health day on Wednesday October 10.The first is a business breakfast for local businesses to the northern beaches to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace. The second is a community education night to share insight on the signs of a mental health or addiction problem. To find out more about either of these events you can visit our website here.

The more we talk about mental health the more we are working to raise awareness and break down the stigma and taboo that surrounds it. The ‘Elephant in the Room’ is a great initiative and we look forward to spreading the message across our social media as well as at both of these educational events.

South Pacific Private is available 24/7 (including weekends). Please reach out for support on 1800 063 332 if you need support or email info@southpacificprivate.com.au

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