Gardens and natural settings for your recovery

When you are thinking about private residential mental treatment, think about one with gardens and open spaces and how they benefit your recovery. When we have mental health problems one of the worst aspects is trying to deal with them along with our job and other daily routines. Sometimes that routine causes us to neglect our health but, for a … Read More

Avoiding relapse in anorexia and eating disorder recovery

Anorexia and other eating disorders have been under discussion in the media lately. Across the USA last week National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (24 Feb-4 March) put this mental health condition in the spotlight. Treatments for eating disorders have come a long way in the last decades and research into eating disorders is helping the understanding of its complicated conditions. … Read More

You can take control of trauma

Summer can be a great time. The hot, dry weather is great for some many of our favourite activities. Unfortunately, Summer brings the bushfire season and with it the anxiety and trauma that natural disasters bring. The expansion out of Australian cities has meant bigger populations in outer metropolitan and country areas where there is still plenty of bushland. So … Read More

Ensuring you get enough treatment for better recovery

We are now nearly two decades into the 21st century and in that time there have been some major changes to to mental health treatment in Australia. The reduction of stigma surrounding mental health or seeking treatment for a mental condition has decreased. The result is that more people are open about mental health problems and comfortable with seeking treatment … Read More

Healthy diet helping healthy recovery

We know that a healthy diet has benefits for our physical health. It is not that well known that eating well has benefits for our mental health too. That is slowly changing and the understanding of the links between what we eat and our mental health are becoming better known and research. In fact some new research here in Australia has … Read More

Treatments for your mind and body: Yoga and meditation

In an earlier post we discussed how physical well-being is as important as our mental well-being. At Retreat South we include yoga, relaxation and meditation as part of our treatment plans. We were inspired by a recent news story about and 86 year-old  who teaches yoga at a mental health unit in Queensland, Australia. “I see them walking out of … Read More

Travelling for your mental health: your journey to wellness

Travelling is a great thing to do and it can be good for wellness as well as adventure. Travel is good for the spirit For many of us now, travel is an activity that brings pleasure, stimulation activity and broadens our horizons. Travelling is also something we do to refresh our minds, bodies and spirits. Taking off to another country … Read More

Therapy that works for you: Yoga and Meditation

People who prcatice yoga and meditation have a saying  “inhale the future, exhale the past.” At Retreat South we offer specialised programmes for individual treatment. Each programme is put together for your stay witn us. We discuss the possibilities and aims you you want in coming for treatment and offer a range therapies which are delivered by expert practitioners.   CUSTOM … Read More

EAGALA – horse power to improve your mental health

Because at Retreat South we create a treatment programme with you we have a range of therapists and therapies. In this day and age treatments go beyond that talk based therapies – which is a great therapy and has a long record of success – to treatment approaches like EAGALA, which has also proven to be beneficial around the world. … Read More

Therapy that works for you: Art Therapy

The American artist Georgia O’Keefe summed up the power of art therapy when she said  “I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” At Retreat South we offer specialised, tailor-made programmes for individual treatment. We offer a range therapies which are delivered by expert practitioners. At Retreat South … Read More