We are the Australian National Centre of Excellence
in Posttraumatic Mental Health


Understanding trauma
Renewing lives

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Supporting bushfire recovery


Training available in regional locations
to frontline workers

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Recovery Online


Simple strategies
for people affected by trauma

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BlueHub


Specialised mental health service
for Victoria Police and Victorian-based Australian Federal Police (AFP) members

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THE DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH HUB

Resources and training for professionals who support individuals and communities experiencing the mental health impacts of disasters.

DVA PRACTITIONER SUPPORT SERVICE

Free consultations are available to all Australian practitioners and organisations with queries about veteran mental health.

TRAUMA AND AGED CARE HUB

Information and resources about trauma are available for older Australians, their loved ones and the aged care workers who support them.

Research

Treatment trials and studies

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The TIRED Trial

The TIRED Study is recruiting veterans and first-responders in Victoria with sleep disorders. Recruitment has paused.

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BDNF Trial

Can aerobic exercise, in combination with psychological treatment, improve PTSD symptoms?

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Resilience & Recovery Trial

A free program promoting wellbeing and recovery for regional and rural Victorians impacted by disasters.

IMPACT trial

IMPACT Trial

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

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Moral Injury Study

This study is seeking to better understand the impacts of moral injury on ex-serving members of the ADF. No longer recruiting.

RESTORE Trial

This research is investigating a version of prolonged exposure, one of the most effective treatments for PTSD. No longer recruiting.

News Room

Can you see PTSD?

PTSD is the most common mental health disorder after depression, but it’s often left undiagnosed and untreated. Read more.

Recognising the potential impact of anniversaries

Anniversaries of any traumatic event, such as the Port Arthur massacre, can evoke strong emotions for those with existing mental health conditions. Self-care is important.

Resources

Australian Guidelines for PTSD

The new Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Complex PTSD.

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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