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

We understand trauma and renew lives.


Recovery Online

New online resource
for people affected by trauma


Centenary of Anzac Centre

Improving the mental
health of veterans



We have developed some useful tip sheets to support health practitioners and community members after the spread of the virus.

Introducing our new brand

We have recently launched a new brand identity that reflects our mission as well as the leadership and expertise that our organisation stands for.


Treatment, trials and studies


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

SOAR trial

SOAR Trial

This trial is testing an attention training task to facilitate readjustment of transitioning ADF personnel.

IMPACT trial


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

EmployWELL Study

This study investigates how finding meaningful employment influences wellbeing and mental health in transitioning ADF members.

Angry man in therapy


This is an innovative study into problem anger and its causes in Australian veterans.


BDNF Trial

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

News Room

A new guide to managing moral injury in healthcare workers during COVID-19

Phoenix Australia, together with the Canadian Centre of Excellence on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, has developed a practical resource for healthcare workers and organisations to provide an understanding of moral injury and an organisational framework to support workforces and prevent lasting moral injury or harm.

A powerful opportunity for change

Can the challenges we face during the coronavirus pandemic help us reconsider what matters most and how we live our lives?


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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