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


Understanding trauma
Renewing lives

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DVA Practitioner Support Service


Improving the mental
health of veterans

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Recovery Online


Simple strategies
for people affected by trauma

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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.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT TOOLKIT

We have developed a set of resources for practitioners working with veterans.

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.

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BDNF Trial

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

SOAR trial

SOAR Trial

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

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

Disaster Mental Health Hub

New website will help you support people’s mental health recovery after disasters

The Disaster Mental Health Hub is an online source of information, resources and training for GPs and other health professionals.

Celebrating 25 years of Phoenix Australia

25 Years of Phoenix Australia

Celebrating our growth and development in the understanding, treatment and prevention of trauma-related mental health problems. Read more.

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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