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Phoenix Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma.


Formerly the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH), in 2015 the organisation changed its name to Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health.



Professor David Forbes    Director


Our Vision

Improved wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities who experience trauma.


Our Mission

To be an international 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 veteran and military mental health.


Our Goals

Improve outcomes for the community

In collaboration with our partners, Phoenix Australia will improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of services and interventions for survivors of disaster, workers in high risk organisations, and community members affected by trauma.


Improve outcomes for members of the Defence community

In collaboration with the Departments of Veterans’ Affairs and Defence, Phoenix Australia will continue to contribute to the quality and effectiveness of military mental health services for past and present members of the Defence community.


Advance scientific knowledge about the nature, development and impact of traumatic stress

Phoenix Australia will continue to undertake high impact research that informs the prevention, treatment and recovery from the psychological effects of trauma.


Provide leadership and expertise in evidence-informed posttraumatic mental health policy, service delivery and practice

Phoenix Australia will work with government, other organisations and the community as a leading authority on evidence-informed posttraumatic mental health policy, service delivery and practice.


Enhance the operational and business capabilities of the organisation

Phoenix Australia will continually refine systems and processes to ensure the efficient and effective use of our people and resources.