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Mental illness is real

But we’re not alone. There is much that can be done, and together we can help each other lead a better life.

What is mental illness?


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To mark the day, we've put together a selection articles, videos, personal stories and other information relating to bipolar disorder.

It's World Bipolar Day!

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Honouring the work of Barbara Hocking OAM the Hocking Fellowship offers Australians the chance to improve mental health services by advancing public understanding of mental illness.

Apply for the Hocking Fellowship!

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'As a doctor living with bipolar disorder, I’m often dismayed at how people with mental illnesses are treated, even within the medical establishment. The problem with mental illness is that the symptoms are not always visible.'

Meet Dov - Living Stories

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Advice on the most pressing questions about mental illness from people with lived experience, carers and the SANE Help Centre.

Your questions answered

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SANE bipolar app: non-clinical trial

We're building an app that will track the potential onset of mania and also notify a nominated support person. Let us know if you want to be involved.

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SANE online forums

Anonymous online support and connection for people affected by mental illness, carers, families and friends.

The forums are welcoming, safe and moderated 24 hours a day.

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Facts & Guides

All you need to know about the symptoms, treatments and finding help for yourself and others.

These easy-to-read, practical guides have been reviewed by clinicians and members of the community.