The Legacy of the Anzacs

In honour of Anzac Day, we interviewed Phoenix Australia Ambassador Sharon Bown, who reflected on the significance of Anzac Day and the importance of Phoenix Australia’s work supporting the mental health of veterans struggling with mental health issues associated with trauma, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read more.

Emergency services workers need to be proactive in caring for their mental health to reduce the impacts of trauma

Emergency services workers may attend car accidents, suicides, bushfires or family violence incidents—they enter a high-risk industry for mental health injury,” says Tim Peck, Senior Specialist Police and Emergency Services at Phoenix Australia. When they join that industry, they need to focus on their own mental health. Read more.

Moral Injury Guide for Healthcare Workers

After more than two years of working through the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare workers continue to face unprecedented levels of exhaustion, stress and frustration. As well as the sheer volume of work and the relentless demand for services,  during the pandemic, our healthcare workers have been confronted with a range of moral stressors that can challenge their personal sense of right and wrong or professional ethics. Read more.

Meet Phoenix Australia’s Responder Assist Multidisciplinary Advice Panel

We are pleased to introduce our newly established Responder Assist Multidisciplinary Advice Panel (MDAP) which offers mental health practitioners expert guidance and advice when treating emergency workers. The MDAP forms a critical piece of our Responder Assist strategy as we work to improve mental health outcomes for Victorian emergency services workers and uplift the capability of the clinicians treating them. Read more.

The Disaster Mental Health Hub: A one-stop-shop for those who support individuals and communities impacted by disasters

Natural disasters like bushfires, drought, floods and other traumatic events can have lasting impacts upon affected individuals, their loved ones and communities. These events are often overwhelming, and it can be challenging to know where to turn to for trusted information after escaping the immediate threat of the disaster, particularly for those who help others cope, including health practitioners and recovery workers. Read more.

Aged Care and Trauma

Those of us working in or who know people working in aged care experience how it can be incredibly rewarding, but equally physically and emotionally challenging. Read more.