Publications & resources
Mental health and wellbeing information for the community
The information in this section is for people affected by trauma, their families and friends. You can download and print the Fact Sheets for free - please do not modify or extract information without acquiring permission from ACPMH to do so. You can order copies of the booklet and Fact Sheets by printing and completing the order form (PDF) and sending it to ACPMH.
- Information for people with ASD & PTSD, their families and carers (booklet)
- Fact sheets
- PTSD Coach Australia - mobile phone app
- Find help - helplines, websites, mental health practitioners, other resources
Information for people with Acute Stress Disorder & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
This booklet is for people who have gone through a traumatic event, or are close to someone who has, and are looking for help to cope with the experience. It discusses accessing resources and quality care, as well as how to actively participate in treatment. You can order a free copy by completing the order form (postage & handling charges apply), or download a copy (PDF).
- Coping with the impact of natural disasters, emergencies, major accidents or mass violence (PDF)
- Coping with the threat of terrorism (PDF)
- Helping a friend or family member after a traumatic event (PDF)
- Helping yourself after a traumatic event (PDF)
- On the anniversary (PDF)
General information about trauma
- Trauma and mental health: frequently asked questions (PDF)
- Trauma: first response and recovery (PDF)
- Trauma and serious injury (PDF)
- Trauma and serving in the military (PDF)
- Trauma and children (PDF)
- About PTSD (PDF)
- PTSD treatment and recovery (PDF)
Mobile phone applications
ACPMH has developed a smart phone app for sufferers of PTSD, on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
PTSD Coach Australia is an adaptation of the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ PTSD Coach app, and has been designed specifically for the Australian setting. While the app was developed to help current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force, it will also be beneficial to other people suffering from PTSD.
For more information, including a Clinician Guide, visit the At Ease website www.at-ease.dva.gov.au