The Bardo

We are a leading private and confidential health retreat located between Brisbane & the Gold Coast regions.

Mental health treatment & support

Mental Health Services

At The Bardo, At The Bardo, we are dedicated to offering you a sanctuary for holistic healing from mental health challenges. Our inclusive approach not only addresses trauma and PTSD but also extends compassionate support for managing depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout.

Grounded in the principles of trauma-informed care, The Bardo strives to create compassionate, safe and supportive services that promote personal growth, resilience and hope for a brighter, healthier, fulfilling life.

You are not alone in this journey. Symptoms such as flashbacks, sleep disturbances, persistent sadness, worry, irritability, and avoidance can profoundly affect your life and well-being. Our committed team is here to support you every step of the way as you navigate the path to mental wellness.

At The Bardo, we believe in healing together, with care that adapts to your individual needs with the aim of fostering lasting recovery.

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Is your mental health impacting your daily life, work, or relationships?

Are you unsure about where to find support? It’s time to allow our highly skilled team to assist you. At The Bardo, we don’t just help you recover; we empower you to thrive.

Feel free to call us on 0411 0711 046

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Comprehensive Support

A residential stay at The Bardo provides a secure and serene environment essential for addressing a range of mental health issues, including trauma, depression, and anxiety. It offers a retreat from the daily stressors that might hinder your recovery, allowing you to focus solely on improving your mental well-being. Our approach is designed to address the complexities of mental health challenges, ensuring you receive the comprehensive support you need to regain balance and enhance your well-being.

Here, you’ll find a supportive community, professional therapists, and a variety of integrative health approaches designed to help you rebuild your strength and regain control over your life.

Tailored Program

Research indicates that trauma-informed care, enhanced by holistic practices, significantly benefits individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. At The Bardo, you’ll acquire effective coping strategies and skills that empower you to thrive beyond your mental health challenges.

If you or someone you care about is seeking comprehensive mental health care for conditions like PTSD, depression, or anxiety, consider The Bardo. Our residential treatment program is designed to encourage personal growth and facilitate healing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team—we’re here to support you in taking that courageous first step towards recovery.

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Tailored Program

Research indicates that trauma-informed care, enhanced by holistic practices, significantly benefits individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. At The Bardo, you’ll acquire effective coping strategies and skills that empower you to thrive beyond your mental health challenges.

If you or someone you care about is seeking comprehensive mental health care for conditions like PTSD, depression, or anxiety, consider The Bardo. Our residential treatment program is designed to encourage personal growth and facilitate healing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team—we’re here to support you in taking that courageous first step towards recovery.

Admission

To be attend The Bardo you will have completed an intake assessment where we get to know you and your needs. This will be provided to our prescribing practitioner who will determine which medications you will need for your detox. Once these steps are completed, we will set a day for admission.

The staff at The Bardo will arrange transportation to pick you up and bring you to The Bardo, a comfortable, homelike retreat. Here, you will have your own private room and bathroom, allowing you to concentrate fully on your journey to recovery.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable team are always available to assist you and are fully aware of your situation and needs. Your detox medications will be safely stored, accessible according to your prescribed schedule, ensuring your treatment plan is followed accurately.

Your privacy at The Bardo is of utmost importance, and all details about our location are kept strictly confidential until you are prepared to join us.

Treatment​

Detox lasts at least 7 days but may vary based on substance and individual factors. Symptoms like cravings, anxiety, and insomnia are common and can often be challenging. Our team is always nearby to assist you, and medications are available to ease physical withdrawals.

During detox, we offer daily counselling sessions and a variety of additional treatments including massage, art therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and personal training. If you’re physically able, we also organize outings for recreational activities of your choice.

But once you’ve finished your detox, your journey has only just begun.

We encourage you to move on to our residential rehabilitation program where you can build on all of the wonderful progress you’ve started making.

Treatment​

Detox lasts at least 7 days but may vary based on substance and individual factors. Symptoms like cravings, anxiety, and insomnia are common and can often be challenging. Our team is always nearby to assist you, and medications are available to ease physical withdrawals.

During detox, we offer daily counselling sessions and a variety of additional treatments including massage, art therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and personal training. If you’re physically able, we also organize outings for recreational activities of your choice.

But once you’ve finished your detox, your journey has only just begun.

We encourage you to move on to our residential rehabilitation program where you can build on all of the wonderful progress you’ve started making.

Counselling

Our team of expert counsellors will support you during the detoxification process, employing a variety of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices.

Our team includes an Addiction Counsellor, a Well-being Counsellor, and a Life Coach, all dedicated to helping you navigate your past, present, and future.”

Daily Therapies and Activities

At The Bardo, our holistic approach incorporates daily therapies to provide comprehensive support that addresses all aspects of an individual’s well-being, including mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Our team of professional therapists provides a range of modalities to enrich your detoxification journey, including:

  • Body Work Therapy and Yoga
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Personal Training and Contrast Therapy
  • Nutritional support and guidance
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy

 We can arrange additional therapeutic modalities based on your specific needs, ensuring that we customise an individualised treatment plan for every guest at The Bardo.
At The Bardo, we also organise meaningful recreational activities that not only entertain but also promote personal growth and joy. These pursuits help guests discover new passions and rebuild confidence, enhancing their recovery and well-being.

Daily Therapies and Activities

At The Bardo, our holistic approach incorporates daily therapies to provide comprehensive support that addresses all aspects of an individual’s well-being, including mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Our team of professional therapists provides a range of modalities to enrich your detoxification journey, including:

  • Body Work Therapy and Yoga
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Personal Training and Contrast Therapy
  • Nutritional support and guidance
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy

 We can arrange additional therapeutic modalities based on your specific needs, ensuring that we customise an individualised treatment plan for every guest at The Bardo.
At The Bardo, we also organise meaningful recreational activities that not only entertain but also promote personal growth and joy. These pursuits help guests discover new passions and rebuild confidence, enhancing their recovery and well-being.

Food and Nutrition

At The Bardo, we prioritise the role of good food and nutrition during detoxification, recognising that food is a form of medicine. Our chef prepares healthy gourmet meals rich in nutrients, supporting both mental and physical recovery.

These meals, prepared using seasonal organic produce, are not only nourishing but also a delight for the soul. Additionally, our chef indulges in creating freshly baked treats as healthy alternatives to satisfy cravings.

We cater to all dietary preferences and needs at The Bardo. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or have food allergies or intolerances, our chef ensures that every meal is tailored to meet your requirements and tastes.

Aftercare Program

We consider a comprehensive aftercare program essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life. This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare program, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

Aftercare Program

We consider a comprehensive aftercare program essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life. This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare program, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

What to expect

We understand that the decision to choose where to stay can be difficult. We want to make your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

24-Hour Support

Our experienced team is accessible 24/7 to offer the care and support you require, whether it's a listening ear, medication management, or help with any aspect of your stay.

Our staff members are skilled in delivering compassionate care and support, aiming to make sure you feel secure and supported during your entire stay.

Private Rooms

We value the importance of privacy and comfort for our guests during their stay. That's why we offer private rooms with dedicated bathrooms, ensuring you have your own space to unwind and rejuvenate.

Airport Pickup / Transfers

We understand that getting to and from The Bardo can be a challenge, especially if you are coming from out of town.

That's why we offer airport pickup and transfer services to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Staying Connected

to It is important for you to stay connected with your loved ones and friends.

Here at The Bardo we allow guests to bring their mobile phones and laptops to allow connection to family and supportive friends.

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