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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

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: September 2019

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Reducing stigma

Taking action on stigma is simple

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Fears about having a mental illness can be expressed as shame, embarrassment and avoidance, all of which are symptoms of self-stigma.

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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. Families and friends can play a vital role in sup...

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Effective self-care during disaster and recovery

Self-care is an important part of supporting recovery from trauma. It helps to take time for yourself, make healthy lifestyle choices and keep up comm...

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Staying safe when you’re feeling suicidal

Who to contact when life is in danger. Also advice on long-term help for suicidal thoughts and actions and self-help strategies.

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How to help when someone is suicidal

How to check in with someone about thoughts of suicide and what you can do to support them.

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Stories | Better Off With You

Meet local people who thought about ending their lives, and discover how they found a way through. Even if your circumstance can’t change immediately, your life matters to your loved ones and your community.

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Mental health support for multicultural people

Mental health issues can affect anyone. Here are the common signs you or someone you care about needs extra support, and where to find it.

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Eating disorders (EDs)

Learn about common types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms to recognise and the the treatment and help available.

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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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