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Advocacy

We are committed to amplifying the voices of people with lived experience of complex mental health issues to reduce stigma and discrimination. Our mental health advocacy is informed by our service users, Peer Ambassadors, and research from our Anne Deveson Research Centre. Together we are changing attitudes towards complex mental health issues in Australia and addressing key policy and service gaps. 

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Peer Ambassadors

Our 80 Peer Ambassadors share their experiences of living with, or supporting someone with, complex mental health issues. They help develop and evaluate SANE’s services, and speak publicly to effect change.

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StigmaWatch

The StigmaWatch program promotes responsible reporting of complex mental health issues and suicide in the Australian media. You can help by reporting inaccurate or stigmatising media stories to us.

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National Stigma Report Card 

This world-leading project shows stigma and discrimination negatively affect the lives of Australians living with complex mental health issues. We are using the findings to advocate for meaningful, systemic change.

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Have your say on our advocacy priorities

Lived experience underpins everything we do at SANE Australia, including our advocacy work.

Join our service users, Peer Ambassadors and research participants in guiding our advocacy priorities.

Are we addressing the policy and service gaps that have affected you?

Are there other changes we can call for to improve services, supports and community attitudes?

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