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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: September 2019

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Anxiety disorder

An anxiety disorder is a medical condition characterised by persistent, excessive worry.

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Reducing stigma

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Psychosis

Psychosis is a mental disorder where a person loses the capacity to tell whats real from what isnt. They may believe or sense things that arent rea...

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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. Sometimes they...

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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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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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Crisis Support: How to help in a crisis

When caring for someone with a mental illness, there may be times when their health deteriorates to a point that immediate support is required.

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Managing trauma after childbirth

Academic research can be hard to understand. SANE's Plain English research series translates important research into everyday language, to connect you...

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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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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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