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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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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

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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.

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UNPAC Study

An innovative study into problem anger and its causes in Australian veterans. No longer recruiting.

RESTORE Trial

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

EmployWELL Study

This study investigates how finding meaningful employment influences wellbeing and mental health in transitioning ADF members. No longer recruiting.

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In Their Own Words Study

To explore expectations and perceptions of PTSD treatment choices of veterans. No longer recruiting.

News Room

Treating PTSD: The latest recommendations from the Australian treatment guidelines

PTSD is the second most common mental health condition next to depression and can have a profound impact on the individual and their family. Learn more

How organisations can promote, protect and support the mental health of their employees

Many organisations have employees who are at risk of psychological trauma through the work that they do. Phoenix Australia can help.

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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