Lifeboat Stories



Soul Food Café



Don't drift!
Are your values in-line with your life?
Are you OK?
Are personal challenges and problems stopping you from going anywhere?
Find Meaning
Catch the wind and find out more about yourself
Set your sails
Learn to use your strengths to catch the wind
watch the waves
Are your life circumstances calm, challenging or chaotic?
Stay on Track!
Have goals and measure your progress in life
Hang out!
Do you get the right support from your friends?

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders.
Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Boats are built for adventure and so are you!
Are you prepared to leave the safety of the harbour (or comfort of the cave)?
Do you want to be adventurous and go to the next level?
If so, Lifeboat is for you!

At Lifeboat we create environments to help you to thrive, not just survive. We give you the tools you need to step out of your comfort zone and see change.


Let's Talk
Let's have a chat - one on one


Take the next step
Update your skills and learn about yourself and others.

Soul Food Cafe

Count me in!
Become part of a new movement. Be part of something new.

Lifeboat is not your typical counselling service. The old medical model focused on pathology (such as mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment). The new wellness model focuses more on holistic health (physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing), life skills and supportive communities. At Lifeboat we embrace these new directions and offer three cutting edge services:

Lifeboat Counselling aims to develop self-awareness, holistic wellbeing and personal resilience. It will help you to leave the safety of the harbour and navigate through day-to-day challenges.

Lifeboat Workshops aim to take your adventure to the next level. We offer 6 workshops to update your life skills and learn more about yourself and others.

Soul Food Café is a wild journey of discovery where holistic health is always on the table! Join one of our groups or courses as we embark on the search for meaning.


Dr Paul Whetham is a clinical psychologist who has over 25 years' experience in mental health. He is passionate about neuroplasticity and creating novel enriched environments where we thrive through dialogue and discovery.

Previously Director of the Masters in Counselling program at the University of South Australia, he did his PhD research on the burnout and loneliness of church leaders. He also has co-written Year 11 and 12 Psychology textbooks for South Australian and International secondary schools.