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

Understanding trauma
Renewing lives


DVA Practitioner Support Service

Improving the mental
health of veterans


Recovery Online

Simple strategies
for people affected by trauma



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


We have developed a set of free tools to help you learn ways to manage the effects of trauma.


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.


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


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.


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

News Room

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.

The challenge of disasters and public health emergencies

Rising to the challenge of disasters and public health emergencies

Rising to the challenge of disasters and public health emergencies is the focus of Phoenix Australia’s newly appointed Director, Alexandra Howard


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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