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Mental health programs

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Several programs provide support and education for people who are experiencing mental illness.

The MindSpot Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Course helps adults aged 18 years and over to manage psychological and emotional symptoms resulting from their experiencing a traumatic event. MindSpot is funded by the Australian Government and contracted by the Department of Health as a regulated clinical service.

The BRAVE program is designed for children experiencing anxiety to help them develop skills and coping strategies to improve the quality of their lives.

THIS WAY UP provides several online programs to help improve mental health and wellbeing. The programs have been designed and developed by psychiatrists and clinical psychologists at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

The Trauma and Grief Network provides resources and support for anyone involved in the wellbeing and care of children and teenagers. The network provides resources to help parents to assist their children in coping with trauma, loss and grief.

Mental Health Online – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program. This program is designed to help people manage and understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to assist them in changing unhelpful thoughts and beliefs associated with PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Coach Australia app is an app that helps people understand and manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

ReachOut Worry Time is an app which helps you to set aside a time of day to worry about issues, and leave the rest of the day free to get on with life. It is based on cognitive behavioural techniques used by health and wellbeing practitioners to assist people with anxiety and stress.

The Open Arms – High Res app can assist serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families to manage the daily stresses of military life, deployment, transition to civilian life and life post-service.

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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