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

About SANE Australia

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Better Off With You is a suicide prevention campaign, focusing on two communities in Sydney and Northern Queensland. Watch real stories from people who thought about ending their lives, and discover how they found a way through. Even if your circumstances can’t change immediately, your life matters to your loved ones and your community. The people in your life are better off with you.

Visit betteroffwithyou.org.au to watch the stories.

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For people with a history of trauma, the world can feel like an unsafe place. As bushfires burn across Australia, these feelings can intensify. SANE Australia is committed to supporting people navigate the lasting impacts of the bushfire crisis and other traumatic events.

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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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We're so glad you found us

We offer services to help support all Australians affected by complex mental health issues. Whatever your age, ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity, we have something for you.

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SANE does not provide a crisis counselling service. If you’re feeling distressed and need help now, contact:

SPOTLIGHT ON …

Better Off With You Campaign - Woman by the docks

Better Off With You

Better Off With You is a suicide prevention campaign, focusing on two communities in Sydney and Northern Queensland. Watch real stories from people who thought about ending their lives, and discover how they found a way through. Even if your circumstances can’t change immediately, your life matters to your loved ones and your community. The people in your life are better off with you.

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The mental health impacts of Australia's bushfire crisis

For people with a history of trauma, the world can feel like an unsafe place. As bushfires burn across Australia, these feelings can intensify. SANE Australia is committed to supporting people navigate the lasting impacts of the bushfire crisis and other traumatic events.

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Dealing with traumatic events, like bushfires

Going through a traumatic event is shocking and distressing for anyone. If you have an existing mental health issue, it may be even more confronting, and may trigger or worsen your symptoms. Click to learn what you can do to cope.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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.