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Capri Hospital has provided comprehensive treatment for fifteen years. As a registered private hospital we treat mental health and substance use disorders.
The Capri Hospital utilizes a multi-disciplinary team, including psychiatrist, doctors, 24 hour nursing care, specialised therapist, and recovery coaches.
The Capri Hospital 12 month programme includes residential treatment, extended residential care, intensive continuing care, and outpatient options.
Capri Hospital is a family friendly environment. We aim to support the whole family in loved ones recovery.
"For a Better Quality of Life"
Living with a mental health or substance use disorder can be devastating for the person concerned and their family. The Capri Hospital team understands this because the majority of our staff are themselves in successful recovery from either a mental health or substance use disorder, have gone on to professional training and successfully qualifying to work in this field. This means that the help you receive at Capri Hospital will be both clinically and personally proven to work.
The unique Capri Hospital programme offers a range of clinicians and a positive therapeutic-like community. New comers will benefit from being with numerous, recovering peers from all walks of life. At Capri Hospital we treat the full spectrum of mental health and substance use disorders. Our outstanding results speak for themselves with 70% of our clients reporting being well and in positive recovery two years after completing treatment.
The Capri Hospital programme includes both intensive residential and outpatient phases. Each client receives a thorough and comprehensive assessment, as well as individualised treatment and post treatment planning to meet their individual needs.
Guy Smith and Tom Claunch co-founded Capri Trust in 1999. Guy, a business man who had struggled with his dependence on alcohol for over 30 years and attended multiple treatment settings around the world, was unable to achieve a sustained period of abstinence. Dr Stephen Jurd of Northside Hospital in Australia introduced Guy to Tom at Hanmer Hospital in the South Island of New Zealand that specialised in addiction treatment. At the time Tom was the CEO of Hanmer Hospital and a recovering alcoholic of 30 years himself. Tom had worked extensively running alcohol and drug treatment clinics also training clinicians in USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand for 25 years. With Toms help, Guy stopped drinking and began his personal recovery.
As a result Guy and Tom had a dream to provide a service for professional people like themselves. Guy also had learnt from his own experience of multiple treatment failures that recovery wasn’t achieved through detox alone. Services have to provide specialty treatment and on-going support. Capri Hospital opened its six bed clinic in Mt Wellington on the Tamaki River in December 1999. In 2009 Capri Hospital was registered as a hospital for addiction and mental health treatment. Over the last 13 years Capri Hospital has grown from strength to strength as the demand for its services and intensive, unique approach has increased the need for extra beds. Today Capri Hospital is a 22 bed facility and is internationally acknowledged as the best of our type in the Southern Hemisphere.
Capri Hospital is a Charitable Trust whose staff are all passionate about reducing the devastating impact that unmanaged mental health, gambling and substance disorders has on individuals, their families and the community. Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families in a family like environment and to provide on-going support after discharge. We welcome discharged Clients to visit and enjoy the supportive environment here at Capri Hospital.
Capri Hospital successfully treats the full spectrum of mental health and substance use disorders. As differing disorders require corresponding therapies for effective outcomes to be achieved, a comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment is a critical part of the treatment process. This allows for an accurate diagnosis and treatment pathway. All treatment planning at Capri Hospital includes both residential and outpatient phases. This means that all clients will leave with a comprehensive Continuing Care Plan which will need to be followed to ensure the progress made during residential treatment continues through 12 months of the outpatient phase of treatment.
Capri Hospital is a private hospital specialising in mental health and substance use disorder and is set on the lovely Tamaki River. The site straddles three beautiful properties situated on the water’s edge. There is easy access to a lovely walking track around the Tamaki Basin and along the Tamaki River itself. Each of the client bedrooms has its own ensuite, with the main auditorium centred around a large, heated fountain / spa pool. The site is rich in natural flora, fountains, statues and outside lounging areas. A swimming pool and sun bathing areas are also utilised in the summer months.
This virtual video tour has been produced for potential clients and their families considering treatment at Capri Hospital. The tour takes an actress through the initial steps of arriving at Capri Hospital, initial assessments and a look at the type of treatment Capri Hospital provides. The tour is also an opportunity to explore the look and feel of the facility. Apart from the actress featured all the other people in the virtual tour are Capri Hospital Staff or former clients who volunteered for the production.
This Month's Recovery Stories
"My name is Lizzie and I’m a recovering problem gambler. My recovery journey began at Capri Hospital in 2005. I’d known for years that I had a problem, but it wasn’t until the proverbial hit the fan that I reached out and admitted I needed help. As a child I had lots of choices on my list of “what I want to be when I grew up.” But Problem Gambler was not on that list!
Over the years - which have included 2 stints in rehab and lapses and relapses - I’ve come to gradually understand the reasons for my addictive behaviours. It has been a huge learning curve. I’ve learnt more about myself than I ever knew I would, or could. I’ve met and made wonderful new friends. I know that I will be ‘in recovery’ for the rest of my life. I’m not perfect, but I’m so much better than I used to be. The ongoing process of recovery has changed my life. But I have to work at it every day. Thanks Capri, for you part in this process."
"Like many alcoholics I never thought that I had a problem with alcohol. I had been a regular drinker since the age of about 17. While I was a heavy drinker I also excelled at sport and obtained a university degree. I had been to councillors over the years and had suggestions to try and cut back but obviously nothing worked. Things got to the stage where I really had no interests outside of going away to rugby games…An appointment was made for me to see one particular councillor who was quite blunt that I needed residential treatment at Capri. I agreed to that, but at the back of my mind I thought that if I cut back for a week…I didn’t need to go. That night when I got home my wife had moved out…I got plastered. At 2am I rang my councillor to tell him that I needed to go now! My wife took me to Wellington airport. After she left…I convinced my friend that a last drink was necessary before I went to Capri… we got pissed. I left the next day. We were met at the airport by Guy and that was it. I was a resident at Capri! What a great place. What great staff…Capri, you changed my life. Thank you for that….You can still have fun when sober. "
For your convenience, Capri Hospital has developed a number of online assessment tools to help you ascertain whether you, a family member or a friend are currently struggling with alcohol, drugs, gambling, anxiety or depression. These online screening tools are completely confidential and have been widely accepted as valid through research by the international treatment community. Their validity has been proven across differing countries, age groups, gender and ethnic groups.
The five online screening tools are:
When you complete one of these assessments you will receive an overall score and analysis from the information you have entered. At no stage up to and including this point are you required to enter any personal information. We never receive or collect any data unless you select the option to request we contact you. You also have the option to have the results from your online screening forwarded to the person who will be making contact with you.