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in Posttraumatic Mental Health


We understand trauma and renew lives.

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Improving the mental
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Recovery Online


New online resource
for people affected by trauma

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COVID-19

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

Introducing the Australian Guidelines for PTSD

The new Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Complex PTSD will support high quality treatment by providing a clear framework of best practice in an innovative ‘living guideline’ format.

Research

Treatment, trials and studies

RESTORE Trial

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

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.

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UNPAC Study

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

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BDNF Trial

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

News Room

$250,000 grant to help communities recover following a disaster

Phoenix Australia will expand its SOLAR initiative in regional and rural Victoria with a $250,000 grant from State Trustees Australia Foundation.

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New treatment guidelines will help the 1.1M people with PTSD

New Australian treatment guidelines for ASD, PTSD and Complex PTSD were launched on 16 July by The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health. Developed as ‘living’ Guidelines, they are a vital tool for practitioners who provide care to people affected by trauma.

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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