Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (formerly the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health) promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. We do this by working with individuals, organisations and the community to understand, prevent, and recover from the potential adverse effects of trauma. Phoenix Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with an affiliation with the University of Melbourne.

Professor David Forbes    Director


Phoenix Australia’s internationally recognised research program advances the scientific knowledge and understanding of trauma, and benefits trauma survivors, their families and the community.

Research is central to everything that we do at Phoenix Australia. Research informs our training, ensuring that we deliver evidence-based practice, and it is translated to inform our service development and policy advice to government, industry and communities.

Service Development

Core to the mission of Phoenix Australia is to build the capacity of organisations to understand, prevent and promote recovery from trauma.

This is what our policy and service development work is all about: getting evidence-based interventions into practice to improve outcomes for people affected by trauma. Our service development work is informed by our expertise across research, translation and training. It is this breadth of offering that sets us apart.

Education & Training

At Phoenix Australia we draw on our extensive research and clinical expertise in posttraumatic mental health to provide education, training, and implementation solutions for providers and organisations who work with people affected by trauma.

We partner with a range of organisations to understand their specific challenges and develop effective solutions, and we provide training and support to practitioners to build their skills and confidence in working with clients.