In line with government changes to COVID-19 restrictions, the Phoenix Clinic is opening for face-to-face treatment on the 16 June 2020. The IMPACT Study will also be continuing to offer treatment via video-conferencing. For more information on this, please email us at [email protected] or call the IMPACT trial team on 1800 514 905 during business hours.

The IMPACT trial is now recruiting in Melbourne


This study is looking at whether two known psychological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prolonged exposure and unified protocol, can help improve PTSD symptoms and quality of life.


Do you believe you may have PTSD? If YES, you may be eligible for the IMPACT trial where you will receive FREE psychological treatment for your PTSD.


Please contact the Trial Intake Officer on 1800 514 905 or register your interest below.

Register interest

Am I eligible for the IMPACT trial?

To be eligible for the IMPACT trial, we require you to:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have experienced trauma in your lifetime, such as a car accident, assault, physical injury, natural disaster or childhood trauma
  • have been experiencing traumatic stress symptoms such as unwanted memories, flashbacks, nightmares, or avoiding reminders of the event and not enjoying activities you used to
  • be able to attend treatment in Parkville.


What will the IMPACT trial involve?

The trial will involve 10 free 90-minute sessions with a specialist trauma clinician where you will learn new skills with one of the treatments – prolonged exposure or unified protocol – to help you to manage difficult emotions, overwhelming physical sensations, challenging symptoms such as unwanted memories or nightmares, anxiety, panic, low mood, and to get back to activities you used to do or enjoy.


You will also complete a face-to-face assessment and answer some questionnaires before and after treatment.


To learn more about participating in the IMPACT trial, you can read the Plain Language Statement for the trial here.


What are the benefits?

As both treatments are backed by evidence that shows they work, you can expect to see improvement in your PTSD symptoms, your quality of life, and other mental health symptoms you may experiencing.


Who is conducting the IMPACT trial?

The IMPACT trial is being conducted by Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, a national centre of excellence in posttraumatic mental health, affiliated with the University of Melbourne.


Speak to our team for a free expert assessment and treatment. If you would like to participate or find out more about the trial, please contact the Trial Intake Officer on 1800 514 905 or register your interest below.

Register interest