Skip to main navigationSkip to main content

How you can help

Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues such as: schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, OCD, PTSD, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, and severe and treatment-resistant depression and anxiety.

This is the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in Australia and the findings will provide the means for evidence-based advocacy towards policy, resourcing and programs at local, regional and national levels.

By sharing the survey with eligible participants, you will help ensure we reach our goal of 7,000 respondents in a survey sample that reflects the diversity of the Australian population.

The survey will remain open until March 2020, or until we reach our goal.

We have prepared a number of tools and resources to help you share the survey with your community, and help contribute to this important research.

Download the Supporter Kit

Why you should Encourage people to participate

SANE’s ultimate goal is to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.

Through the Our Turn to Speak survey, we hope to develop a clearer understanding of where policy change and cultural shifts are needed most. The results will inform our advocacy priorities, and guide our policy positions and advocacy to support SANE’s mission

There may also be opportunities to collaborate on the future advocacy activities that arise from the survey’s findings.

Our Turn to Speak is part of a broader program of research. Find out more about how Our Turn to Speak fits into the bigger picture on the SANE website.

Need mental health support?

If you need support, visit our support page to find available services.

For urgent assistance call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or 000 if there is an emergency.

Get support
sane.org home
Anne Deveson Research Centre home
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences home

© 2020 SANE Australia. All rights reserved.

SANE Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the land on which it operates, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging. SANE is committed to providing a safe, culturally appropriate, inclusive service for all people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality, or gender identity.

Need support?

The SANE Help Centre provides the information, guidance, and referrals you need cdkfto manage mental health concerns.


Crisis Support


SANE Helpline

Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST). For urgent assistance call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or see Crisis Support on this page.


Helpline Email

Get in touch via this form or email helpline@sane.org


SANE Forums

Join the discussion on the SANE Online Forums for information and support. Anonymous and moderated 24/7.

For people living with mental illness

For family friends and carers


Mental health information and advice

For extra resources such as factsheets, guides and crisis support, visit the SANE Australia website.