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COVID-19: If you’re affected by complex mental health issues, we’re here for you.

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2020 has undoubtedly been a challenging year for all Australians, but even more so for those of us affected by complex mental health issues. Your donation today helps ensure that a Help Centre counsellor is always there to offer support to people who are struggling with the lasting impacts of COVID-19.

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Last year's bushfire season was unprecedented, and along with the obvious impacts on physical health, businesses and homes, there have been far-reaching mental health impacts for many people too. We’re proud to launch a new digital mental health resource, Life After Bushfires, designed to help you focus on your mental wellbeing, if you’ve been affected by bushfires.

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SANE’s Anne Deveson Research Centre & the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences invited people living with complex mental health issues to participate in the Our Turn To Speak survey, seeking to understand how they’re affected by stigma & discrimination. We’re delighted to announce that the results are in - www.nationalstigmareportcard.com.au

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When someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after yourself. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is.

When someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after yourself. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is.

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SPOTLIGHT ON …

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Life After Bushfires

Life After Bushfires is a new online resource, featuring real stories from people affected by complex mental health issues who lived through last year’s bushfire season. The resource provides information, tailored support services and connection for anyone affected by the lasting impact of the bushfires.

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Give to the SANE Help Centre

As we all reflect on the dramatic changes to our lives this year, we hope you will consider making a gift to support the Help Centre. All donations, no matter the size, make a difference.

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National Stigma Report Card

National Stigma Report Card

71.8% of Our Turn To Speak participants indicated they'd experienced stigma & discrimination when accessing mental healthcare in the past year. Almost 60% said their experience of this had been ‘frequent’ or ‘very frequent’. Find out more about the National Stigma Report Card research results, and read real stories from people living with complex mental health issues.

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Productivity Commission's final report on mental health

SANE Australia welcomes the Final Report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health, in particular the recommendation to develop a National Stigma Reduction Strategy to ensure people living with mental health issues get the support they need.

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SANE Forums

Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social distancing. The SANE Forums are full of people like you, who want to talk to you and offer support. We care about what’s going on for you - because between us all, we’ve been through a lot. Connecting with others is more important now than ever.

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Better off with you

Better off with you is a suicide prevention campaign. Watch real stories from people who thought about ending their lives, and discover how they found a way through. Even if your circumstances can’t change immediately, your life matters to your loved ones and your community. The people in your life are better off with you.

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StigmaWatch

Become a StigmaWatcher and help tackle stigma in the media surrounding mental illness and suicide.

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SANE Help Centre

It's a really difficult time right now. If you're worried about your mental health (or someone else's) our qualified mental health professionals can provide you with support, information and ideas about what to do next. We’re still operational weekdays 10am to 10pm AEST, and you can reach us by phone, webchat and email.

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