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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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What is mental illness?

Being mentally healthy is a goal for all of us. But what is 'mentally healthy'? Good mental health means more than the absence of symptoms. It...

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Five tips to help someone who hoards - The SANE Blog

‘How can I stop my friend, partner, or parent hoarding?’ This is a common question asked by many people who feel unable to help their loved one.

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Our evidence-based and lived experience-led mental health advocacycalls for urgent reforms to improve services, supports, and community attitudes.

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What is complex PTSD? - The SANE Blog

The symptoms of complex PTSD are often caused by ongoing or repeated trauma where the victim has little or no control and no real or perceived hope of escape.

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Bipolar disorder causes people to experience intense mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Not everyone experiences bipolar the same way....

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Life After Bushfires

A SANE Australia support program featuring the voices and stories of bushfire survivors. You’ll find tips on trauma recovery, self care, connecting wi...

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There are lots of simple, everyday ways you can support someone who has a mental illness. Small things can make a big difference: being there to liste...

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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, a...

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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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When you think someone needs help

Sometimes a person may be showing signs of mental health issues, but chooses not to seek treatment. There are a variety of reasons why this happe...

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