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Services and Specialist Areas

Our expertise is in helping people to explore and address the underlying issues that result in illness, distress, conflict and pain: not just the symptoms. We deliver services with your long-term health and happiness at the forefront of our minds. Our service model combines medical care, mental health and allied health under one roof to help our patients achieve a healthier mind and body.

Your health needs change over the course of your life, so it may make sense for you and your family to choose a healthcare provider that offers treatment for a broad range of health conditions, including problematic substance use.

Treatment to improve mental health

We want to help you live the best possible life. You may be predisposed to certain conditions, or be affected by specific events or day-to-day stressors in ways you are not equipped to deal with alone. Sometimes we feel dissatisfied, unhappy, anxious, lost and sad even if there seems to be no reason.

Research shows that 45 percent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime; around 1 million Australian adults have depression and more than 2 million have anxiety; and almost eight Australians take their own lives each day.

Taking care of your emotional and mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical health: and the two are interconnected. Our health centre offers effective, evidence-informed treatment.

Lives Lived Well’s practitioners are committed to helping people with a wide range of mental health, mood or personality disorders – such as:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Antenatal and postnatal depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  
Treatment to overcome trauma or abuse

Do you need support to live a life free from feelings of shame, guilt, anger, worthlessness, fear, isolation or confusion? Our practitioners are skilled in helping people that have experienced traumas, including:

  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Abusive relationships or family violence
  • Physical abuse or assault
  • Conflict, war or displacement
  • Natural disaster or serious accidents
  • Cancer and other serious illnesses/medical injury
  • Traumatic grief or loss or loved one
Treatment for alcohol and drug addiction

Lives Lived Well are experts in supporting people with an addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. Our specialist centre brings together doctors and medical health professionals who share our desire to create a non-judgemental space where people can overcome addictive behaviours by addressing underlying emotional or mental health issues.

About 5% of Australians will experience substance abuse disorders in any 12-month period, with men more than twice as likely as women to have substance abuse disorders.

We truly understand how to provide integrated support to people with complex needs and a dual diagnosis (people that have both an addiction and a mental health disorder).

We can support people who:

  • Want to reduce or stop their drinking or drug-taking behaviour
  • Need assistance during the withdrawal phase
  • Need support during or post-recovery from addiction
  • Need tailored attention to manage complex needs or a dual diagnosis
  • Want ongoing support to avoid relapse
Relationship and family therapy

Healthy, loving relationships are essential to our overall sense of wellbeing, confidence and security. When your significant relationships or family bonds are affected by day-to-day behaviours, conflict or difficult, life-changing events – it can help to work a professional therapist. Our team of registered and clinical psychologists have extensive experience in helping couples and families to explore and address problems through counselling based on best practice approaches.

We can support you with relationship and family difficulties including:

  • Loss and grief, or serious illness
  • Families that are in conflict or experiencing distress
  • Families going through divorce, separation or re-marriage
  • Blended families and relationships between step-parents/step-children
  • Marital problems, infidelity, loss of loving feelings or lack of desire
  • Problems with extended family, in-laws, and parents
  • Couples that wish to improve communication, cooperation or reduce conflict
  • Couples with issues of control, jealousy and mistrust
  • Parents having difficulties with young people due to behaviour/learning problems/trauma
  • Parents concerned about teens due to mental health, self-harm or suicidal risk
  • Parents concerned about teens due to mental health, self-harm or suicidal risk
Counselling for children and young people

The evidence shows that often mental health disorders emerge during teenage years and adolescence. Alarmingly, suicide accounts for the death of more young people than car accidents.

When children and young people are not acting the way they normally do, or display behaviours that are negatively affecting their family, friendships, schooling or work life, they may need the support of a health professional.

The team at Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre includes psychologists with experience working with children, teens and young adults up to 25 years old. We listen without being judgemental: our qualified therapists will support your child to express their feelings and thoughts and develop helpful strategies.

Our expert team of practitioners can help children and young people experiencing:

  • Depression, anxiety, low mood
  • Personality disorders
  • Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
  • Bullying, violence and discrimination
  • Self-harm and self-injury
  • Low self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts and hopelessness
  • Issues with sexual or gender identity
  • Problems with drugs and/or alcohol

We work closely with headspace Southport and headspace Upper Coomera

Lives Lived Well also runs headspace Southport and headspace Upper Coomera, a service that provides mental health support for young people aged between 12 and 25. headspace offers support for a range of concerns including those involving: mental health, sexual health, drug & alcohol, relationships, school and employment. They also have doctors who can help young people with medical concerns.

Young people who would prefer to access mental health support in the Southport and Upper Coomera areas, can contact headspace directly through their websites. Visit the headspace Southport and headspace Upper Coomera websites

General health services

We are a specialist mental health practice with the added benefit of medical expertise on hand. Our GPs help clients with:

  • Regular general health checks
  • Support to manage illness and disease
  • Prescriptions and advice on medications
  • Advice on healthy eating, exercise and quitting smoking
  • Advice on how to reduce or stop using alcohol and drugs
  • Advice on mental health and development of Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)

Please note: We cannot assist you with vaccinations or minor surgery.

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.

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