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Trusted, evidence-informed treatment and support

Ensure your patient receives reliable and qualified treatment by referring to a specialist practice backed by one of the state’s most effective providers of counselling and drug rehabilitation services.

Does your patient need specialist expertise?

By choosing the Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre your patient benefits from:

  • a qualified team of practitioners that believe in helping people to live life well
  • evidence-informed approaches and specialist knowledge of trauma, depression, anxiety, psychosis, addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling), dual diagnosis, withdrawal and recovery.
  • the experience of working with young people, adults and families
  • a team skilled in managing long-term treatment plans that support sustainable behaviour change.

How to refer to Lives Lived Well

General practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals may refer patients to Lives Lived Well for treatment.

If relevant, please forward our centre the most current Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) for your patient. Psychiatrists should supply a written referral.

Our practitioners can help people eligible for rebate-able mental health services under the government’s Better Access initiative, as well as the Psychological Services Program (formerly known as ATAPS).

How to get in touch:

Use the online form at the bottom of this page to send us a referral right now.

Email us [email protected]

Phone us on (07) 5508 0950.

Private practice with a community feel

The Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre offers personal care from an expert clinical team – guided by authentic, community-based values.

Our team of practitioners includes doctors and psychologists with specialist experience and expertise in helping people recovering from substance use disorders, as well as broad general experience working with a variety of presentations.

The centre is run by Lives Lived Well, a leading non-profit provider of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health concerns support services in Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia. We are a trusted provider, having successfully secured PHN funding in most regions across Queensland. We have been delivering services on the Gold Coast since the early 1980s.

Lives Lived Well is a secular, independent charity committed to helping people make positive changes through holistic, compassionate and harm minimisation approaches. Learn more about the drug and alcohol support services we provide.

We established the Specialist Centre to draw together expert health professionals within a private practice setting. Our aim is to support our existing clients (before, during or after they access other services and programs), as well as provide the wider Gold Coast community with access to a client-centred environment in which to benefit from holistic healthcare.

Specialist Centre Patient Referral Form

Patient Details

Patient Name
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Patient Address
Emergency Contact Name
Other care plan? (e.g. GPMP, TCA)

GP Details

GP Name
Max. file size: 100 MB.

Refer a patient

GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals may refer patients to Lives Lived Well for treatment.

Lives Lived Well recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of the land now known as Australia and their continuing connection to land, air and sea. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across which we work and live, and pay our respects to elders, past and present.

Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services and workplaces. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgement or discrimination.

Four flags in a grid: the Australia flag, the Pride flag, the Aboriginal flag, the Torres Strait Island flag,