Recruitment for the TIRED Trial has closed.

Are you a Victoria-based ex-serving member of the ADF or a first-responder experiencing sleep difficulty?


The TIRED Trial is recruiting veterans and first-responders in Victoria with sleep disorders. Participants will help test a new telehealth-based intervention for sleep disorders through our Traumatic Stress Clinic.


Eligible participants will receive no-cost telehealth delivered treatment from a qualified clinician for their Sleep disorder(s). To begin the process to assess your eligibility for the TIRED Trial, please contact the Intake Officer on 1800 514 905 or register your interest below. We welcome referrers to contact us if they would like to refer a client. All clients will undergo a consenting process to participate in the trial.

Are you a Victoria-based ex-serving member of the ADF or a first-responder experiencing sleep difficulty?

If YES, you may be suitable for participation in this trial.


Am I eligible* for the TIRED Trial?

To be eligible for this trial, the following criteria need to be met:


  • You are aged 18 or over.
  • You are an ex-serving member of the ADF, or first responder (e.g., police, firefighter, paramedic, etc.).
  • Meet criteria for diagnosis of any sleep disorder (e.g., insomnia)
  • You are living within the state of Victoria, including townships near the Victorian border (e.g., Wodonga, Echuca, Mildura, etc).
  • Have access to computer (with a stable internet connection) offering video and audio connectivity.


Unfortunately, due to being a clinical trial, individuals who have been diagnosed with a current psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, or bipolar affective disorder or mania, or a drug or alcohol addiction, will not be eligible to participate in the research program. People who are suicidal or engage in self-harm behaviour will also not be eligible for the trial.


*Other inclusion and exclusion criteria apply which will be advised upon contact and further assessed during an intake process to confirm eligibility.


Please note: Consent for the clinical trial team to communicate with your GP is a requirement for participating in this trial. Sharing our website information with your GP or other health professionals in your care team may be beneficial in preparing to take part in this research.


What will the TIRED Trial involve?

The first step to getting involved in the TIRED Trial is to register your interest and take part in an intake interview. At the intake interview, we will provide you with details about the trial and answer any questions you may have. We will also ask you some questions to assess your eligibility for the trial.


If you are eligible, your participation in the TIRED Trial will involve attending 4 to 10, 50-minute treatment sessions with a registered psychologist where you will learn new skills using a new sleep intervention, called the Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention (Trans-C). This treatment will be delivered to you via videoconferencing using your personal computer in the privacy of your home.


You will also be asked to complete a number of clinical interviews and online self-report surveys which will assess your sleep and other related symptoms. These surveys will take place prior to starting the treatment, following completion of treatment, and 3-months after completing treatment.


Who is conducting the TIRED Trial?

The TIRED Trial is being conducted by Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health—and is funded by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, with additional funding support from the Canadian Centre of Excellence on PTSD.

This research project has been approved by the Department of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol Number: 263-20).


For further information about the trial, you can also email [email protected] to get in contact with with the study research team.


I am interested in this trial, how do I get in touch?

If you are interested in the TIRED Trial, and would like to know more or get involved, please contact the Phoenix Australia Traumatic Stress Clinic on: 1800 514 905 or register your interest below.


Download the trial flyer here.


Please note the Phoenix Australia Traumatic Stress Clinic is not a crisis service. If you are in an emergency and require immediate assistance please call 000. If you require crisis support please call lifeline on 11 13 14. Australian veterans and their families wanting to access mental health assessment and counselling should contact Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046.