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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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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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'We need to ensure that Australia's mental illness research is keeping up with ideas being explored elsewhere,' says Imogen Rehm, SANE Australia's 2017 Hocking Fellow. Donate before June 30 and help our researchers bring the world’s best practice to Australia.

Support important research

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It can be daunting when someone you know is struggling with their mental health. The big question often asked is, 'How can I help?'

How you can help if I'm struggling

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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.​

Busting 10 myths about medication

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Spotlight on... Young adults

Young Faces of Mental Illness, is a collaboration between SANE and batyr supporting young adults to share their stories.

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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.