We’re Australia’s National Centre of Excellence in Posttraumatic Mental Health, the internationally recognised experts in trauma-related mental health and wellbeing.
We build evidence and translate knowledge into action, such as improved treatment options and greater support for trauma-affected individuals, families and communities.
We are Phoenix Australia.
We understand trauma and renew lives.
Resources funded by the Australian Government
Phoenix Australia is one of four organisations funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver a COVID-19 grief and trauma response package to the aged care Sector.
These organisations are:
- Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
- Dementia Support Australia
- Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)
Many organisations generously contributed their time and expertise to the development of the resources on this website. Phoenix held in-depth consultation workshops to design resources, and once they were developed, sought feedback from partners to ensure they met the needs of aged care service users and provider. Our partners included:
- Australian Unity
- Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
- Commonwealth Home Support Program
- Elder Rights Advocacy
- Estia Health
- Gippsland Multicultural Service
- Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
- Multicultural Aged Care
- Queensland Council for LGBTI Health
- RSL Care SA
- Seniors Rights Service
- Transfamily Inc
Acknowledgment of Country
Phoenix Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and pays respect to all Elders, past and present. We acknowledge continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to land, water and communities—places of age-old ceremonies, of celebration and renewal—and their unique contribution in the life of these lands. We are committed to fostering an environment in which the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their fellow Australians is characterised by a deep mutual respect, leading to positive change in our nation’s culture and capacity.