Making space for complex mental health.

SANE is for people with recurring, persistent or complex mental health issues and trauma, and for their families, friends and communities.

Community and support the way you want it

Choose from a range of community and support options that work for you.

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Want to feel more connected?

SANE forums and groups help you to connect, communicate and share with liked-minded people in a similar situation.

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Need to talk to someone who will listen?

Connect, communicate and share with people who get it.

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Get Creative with SANE

Explore SANE Create.

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Looking for guided support?

SANE offers a free guided support program for people looking for extra help.

Stories from the community

We’ve asked people affected by complex mental health issues to share their stories. You’re not alone.
  • Joshua: challenging stereotypes of masculinity

    As a SANE Peer Ambassador, I’m so proud to be part of a national network of nearly 100 people who all share a common goal of reducing stigma and discrimination for those living with complex mental ...
  • Cameron: fame, change and isolation

    If there’s a central theme to the last five years for Cameron, it’s change. He’s changed perspectives: there was a time when a diagnosis of schizophrenia eighteen years ago meant that his brain wa...
  • Tim: owning my identities

    Throughout our lives, we will identify with many different groups. We apply many labels to ourselves to help understand who we are and what we do. For example, only recently did I start identifyin...
  • Kat: defeating the ‘tortured artist’ stereotype

    Suffering is not a sign of creativity, it’s a sign of illness, and no one should have to be ill to be counted an artist. When I was 15, my friend told me I would become depressed later in life bec...

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    Connect, communicate and share with like-minded people in a similar situation via our forums and groups.

    People with lived experience

    For anyone with a complex mental health issue.

    Family, friends, workmates and carers

    For anyone who has someone in their life they care about with a mental health issue.

    We are creating change to end mental health inequity, stigma, discrimination and social exclusion

    We’re bridging gaps, creating systemic change, building community and championing employment and economic opportunity for those with complex mental health issues.

    Connection, community, continuity and contribution.

    315,000

    Forum visits in 2021

    21,000

    Helpline calls in 2021

    202

    StigmaWatch reports in 2021

    107

    Lived Experience stories shared in 2021

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