Our vision is for Australia to lead the world
In mental health within ten years
SANE campaigns for improved services for, and attitudes towards, people affected by mental illness.
As well as ongoing advocacy for improved services, SANE lobbies on specific issues such as the effect of welfare reform and drug strategies on the lives of people with a mental illness.
SANE's StigmaWatch program monitors and pursues stigma against people with a mental illness in the media.
The SANE Mind and Body Initiative focuses on treatment and support for the whole person: promoting better physical health for people with a mental illness, and better mental health for people with physical health conditions.
The SANE Mental Illness and Bereavement Initiative focuses on improving the coping ability of family and friends when someone with a mental illness dies by suicide or goes missing.
SANE conducts applied research which aims to make a real difference to the lives of Australians affected by mental illness and to those who care for them.
Our Research area contains reports and information on the following topics:
- SANE Research Bulletins
- Suicide Prevention
- Mind and body
- Getting help early for mental illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Other research
Last modified: November 2012
Our mission is to help all Australians
affected by mental illness lead a better life
SANE promotes understanding of mental illness through an award-winning range of education products and services for those affected, their family and friends, health professionals and the general community:
- Guidebooks, factsheets, DVDs and other resources on mental illness and related topics
- A national freecall 1800 Helpline (also Helpline Online) offering information and referral
- SANE’s award-winning website www.sane.org
- SANE News is a quarterly magazine on mental health issues. To get your copy of SANE News find out more about becoming a Friend of SANE