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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: October 2014

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Smoking reduction and cessation for people with schizophrenia: Management guide for GPs

Many people with schizophrenia smoke and smoke heavily, resulting in significant health and lifestyle problems. Smoking reduction and cessation is complicated because smoking may alleviate some of their psychiatric symptoms and lessen the side-effects of some antipsychotics.

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People living with psychotic illness

The better we understand the impact of psychotic illness, the better evidence we have to improve services – and to advocate for improved services.

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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 mental illness on the families of people affected, and how they can be supported to help the person and themselves.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Some people develop this condition after they have experienced a...

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Suicide Prevention and Recovery Guide

A resource for mental health professionals. 2nd edition.

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Treatments for mental illness

Is mental illness treatable? Yes, mental illness can be treated. This means that many people who have a mental illness, and are treated, recover well...

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Antidepressant medication

The best treatment for depression may include psychological treatment, medication, and support in the community. While some people may only need psych...

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Healthy living

A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. When we look after our physical health, we feel better too – fitter, more relaxed and better able to cope with things.

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What support is available for carers?

The experience of mental illness not only affects the individual but also those who care about them.

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Refusing treatment

Sometimes a person may be showing signs of a mental illness, but will not to seek help – by seeing a GP for an assessment, for example.

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