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Making space for complex mental health.

SANE is for people with recurring, persistent or complex mental health issues and trauma, and for their families, friends and communities.

Community and support the way you want it

Choose from a range of community and support options that work for you.

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Surround yourself with support

Our online community forums provide a safe, non-judgmental space to share your experiences, seek advice and surround yourself with support, 24/7.

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Talk to a mental health professional

SANE qualified counsellors and peer support workers can provide you with free digital and telehealth support, information, resources, and referrals.

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Additional guidance and support

Receive guidance in developing a personalised support plan. Choose from a range of SANE supports, including multi-session counselling and peer support.

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Weekly online discussion groups

Join our weekly online discussions, guided by SANE peer support workers and supported by counsellors. New topics each week.

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Get Creative with SANE

Explore SANE Create.

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Peer Guide training and mentoring

Receive training to use your personal mental health experiences in a peer support role, building readiness for employment or further education.

Stories from the community

We’ve asked people affected by complex mental health issues to share their stories. You’re not alone.
  • Charlotte

    'I’d originally been diagnosed and treated for depression ten years before, so I knew what was happening, but that didn’t make it any easier to cope with. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t have an...
  • Joshua: challenging stereotypes of masculinity

    As a SANE Peer Ambassador, I’m so proud to be part of a national network of nearly 100 people who all share a common goal of reducing stigma and discrimination for those living with complex mental ...
  • Cameron: fame, change and isolation

    If there’s a central theme to the last five years for Cameron, it’s change. He’s changed perspectives: there was a time when a diagnosis of schizophrenia eighteen years ago meant that his brain wa...
  • Tim: owning my identities

    Throughout our lives, we will identify with many different groups. We apply many labels to ourselves to help understand who we are and what we do. For example, only recently did I start identifyin...

Join the community

Connect, communicate and share with like-minded people in a similar situation via our forums and groups.

People with lived experience

For anyone with a complex mental health issue.

Family, friends, workmates and carers

For anyone who has someone in their life they care about with a mental health issue.

We are creating change to end mental health inequity, stigma, discrimination and social exclusion

We’re bridging gaps, creating systemic change, building community and championing employment and economic opportunity for those with complex mental health issues.

Connection, community, continuity and contribution.


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