We are Phoenix Australia.
We understand trauma and renew lives.

Any one of us can be affected by trauma

Australian lives have and will be devastated by traumatic events. Three in four Australians will experience an event that can cause psychological trauma in their lifetime, that’s nearly 19 million people living in Australia today. Psychological trauma comes in many forms and impacts people from all walks of life.

The impact is deep and complex

The problems that arise can be complex and impair our physical and emotional wellbeing. The way we see ourselves, our relationships and activities, and our ability to feel safe in the world can be turned upside down.


People need help moving beyond harrowing events. Help and support takes many forms, but recovery and renewal is always possible.

We are trusted experts

Phoenix Australia are experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing. For 25 years, we have been Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health and internationally recognised leaders in our field. We are committed to driving forward the mental health agenda both at home and abroad.

Building evidence and translating knowledge into action

High quality research is at the heart of everything we do. The cutting-edge approaches and treatments we develop are based on the latest science and evidence.


Our world-leading program of research and knowledge translation has led to improved treatment options and workplace management of traumatic stress, as well as greater support for trauma-affected individuals, families and communities.

Improved outcomes for everyone

Our reach is broad

For individuals, families and communities we provide advice, information, self-help tools and support in addressing their needs.


For practitioners who work with those affected, we provide best practice education and training and the tools they need to deliver evidence-based support and treatment.


For organisations whose employees, through the work that they do, are at risk of psychological trauma, we provide advice on ways to better support their staff and build resilience in the workplace.


For organisations who fund or provide services to trauma-affected populations, we help them improve the way they provide those services, to ultimately achieve better outcomes for the populations they serve.

Together we lead the way

We collaborate far and wide to expand society’s collective knowledge in this field. Our research informs the advice we give as well as the development of best practice standards, tools and resources for the management of trauma. We are a vocal leader and support those impacted by trauma.


We are Phoenix Australia.
We understand trauma and renew lives.


Our vision

To be a world renowned leader in building the capability of individuals, organisations and the community to understand, prevent and recover from the adverse mental health
effects of trauma. To be at the forefront of world’s best practice in military, veteran, national security and first responder mental health and wellbeing.


Our mission

Understanding trauma. Renewing lives.


Our goals

Phoenix Australia as a learning organisation centred around our people


Improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities


Advance evidence-informed practice and treatment


Enhance the system of help and support for those affected by trauma


Our logo mark

Our distinctly identifiable mark can be interpreted in a multitude of ways and brings humanity and emotional depth to effectively communicate the impact of Phoenix Australia’s work.

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