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National Centre for Excellence
in Posttraumatic Mental Health

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New satellite offices

Now open in
Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane

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Centenary of Anzac Centre

Improving the mental
health of veterans

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Recovery Online

New online resource
for people affected by trauma

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TRAINING

Do you help people recover from trauma? Learn the skills to provide practical, effective support and treatment. Register for one of our training programs in August.

ACOTS2019

The program is now available for the 20th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, exploring trauma, recovery and growth.

RESEARCH

CURRENT TREATMENT TRIALS

RESTORE Trial

This research is investigating a version of one of the most effective treatments for PTSD.

SOAR trial

SOAR Trial

This trial is testing an attention training task to facilitate readjustment and reduce problems.

IMPACT trial

IMPACT Trial

This study is evaluating how two well-known psychological treatments for PTSD can improve quality of life.

NEWS ROOM

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What needs to be done to prevent and treat trauma-related disorders: our submission to the Royal Commission

Phoenix Australia made a submission to the Terms of Reference of the The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, and our Director, Professor David Forbes, was called as a witness to provide evidence in the first week of public…

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Using attention training to augment PTSD treatment in veterans

New technology developed in the Israeli military, designed to treat PTSD utilising a quick, simple computer task, is being tested in Australian veterans in a world-first treatment trial. In collaboration with the Toowong Private Hospital in Brisbane and Tel Aviv…

RESOURCES

PTSD GUIDELINES

The Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute
Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

PAYING OUR RESPECTS

Australia has seen more than its fair share of disaster and trauma. We are a land prone to natural disasters; we have a long and proud military history; we have suffered acts of mass violence. We acknowledge the pain and suffering, but also the courage and resilience, of the Indigenous and new Australians affected by these events.

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