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Supporting the mental health of Australians affected by complex mental illness.

About SANE Australia

Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.
Visit ourturntospeak.com.au to learn more.

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Dr Michelle Blanchard and Dr Chris Groot at the Victorian Royal Commission in to Mental Health

Worried about your mental health? Or someone elses mental health? The SANE Help Centre is staffed by qualified mental health professionals who will provide you with support, information and ideas about where you can go to get help. You can talk to us on the phone, by webchat or send us an email.

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Psychiatric medications play an important role in the treatment and management of mental illness. Yet despite being commonplace there are many myths.​

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It's a sad reality that people living with mental illness will hear inappropriate comments. So, what's the worst thing you can say to someone living with a mental illness?

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'The intrusive thoughts that define OCD are constant. They don’t take a break when you’re at work, with friends, on weekends or holidays.'

Tim's Story

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SPOTLIGHT ON …

Our Turn to Speak survey opens

Our Turn to Speak

Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia.

Help Centre - Peer Ambassador Jo

SANE Help Centre

Worried about your mental health? Or someone else's mental health? The SANE Help Centre is staffed by qualified mental health professionals who will provide you with support, information and ideas about where you can go to get help. You can talk to us on the phone, by webchat or send us an email weekdays 10am to 10pm AEST.

Declan - SANE Forums

SANE Forums

The SANE Forums are full of people like you, who want to talk to you and offer support. We care about what’s going on for you - because between us all, we’ve been through a lot.

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StigmaWatch

Become a StigmaWatcher and help tackle stigma in the media surrounding mental illness and suicide.

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes people to experience intense mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Not everyone experiences bipolar the same way. Learn more and meet people who have shared their experiences.

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Families, friends & carers

Guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness.

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OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often misunderstood and stigmatised. So we've put together a selection of videos, articles and other useful information to break down the stigma and raise awareness.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an illness that disrupts the functioning of the mind. We've put together a selection of factsheets, articles, personal stories and videos to raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness.

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Talking about suicide

We've put together a selection of factsheets, articles, personal stories and videos to help you talk to and support someone thinking about suicide.

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Workplace mental health

Resources and information for better mental health at work.

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BPD

BPD can be highly distressing for the person affected, and often for their family and friends too. We've put together a selection of factsheets, articles, personal stories and videos to raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness.

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Mental health basics

Everything you need to know about mental health and illness including treatments, support, and how you can help yourself.