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SANE Australia

SANE Australia works for a better life for all people affected by mental illness – through educating the community, applied research and campaigning for improved services and attitudes.

Understanding makes all the difference

SANE's resources on a range of mental health conditions provide information and tips - all available via the website sane.org.

Help at the end of the line

1800 18 SANE (7263) is a national freecall helpline providing information, advice and referral to anyone concerned about mental illness.

Mind + Body

SANE Australia’s Mind + Body initiative recognises that a healthier life includes both mental and physical wellness, and promotes steps to improve health for the whole person.

SANE Media Centre

The SANE Media Centre promotes and supports the accurate and responsible portrayal of mental illness and suicide within the Australian media.

Mindful Employer

SANE's Mindful Employer program provides both employers and employees with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to mental illness in the workplace.

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Last reviewed: August 2018

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Fact vs myth: mental illness basics

Everyones got an opinion about mental health, but opinions based on myths add to stigma and make life harder for people affected by mental illness. S...

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Smokefree resources

Smoking rates among people with a mental illness are much higher than the general population. SANE has developed a range of resources including the SA...

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Depression

What is depression? Clinical depression is an illness, a medical condition. It significantly affects the way someone feels, causing a persistent lower...

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Families & Carers

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

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The first steps

The first steps are often the hardest in life Thats true when you develop a mental health problem too. Instead of obvious physical symptoms, like a r...

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Mental illness & physical health

Looking after our physical health is important for everyone, but it can be an extra challenge if you have a mental illness.This may be related to the...

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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a modified version of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BP...

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The happiness habit - eight tips to boost your happiness - The SANE Blog

How many times have you heard someone say that a lottery win would make them happy?How many times have you thought this yourself?Lottery winners have actually been the subject of research studies. What we know from this research is their happiness

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Fact vs myth: mental illness & violence

No mental health myth causes more harm than the nonsense that people living with mental illness are violent. Here are the facts. People living with me...

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Families, friends & carers

Mental illness affects around 20% of Australians every year, but it is treatable. This factsheet answers commonly-asked questions about the effects of...

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