Publications & resources
Mental health and wellbeing information for the community
The information in this section is for people affected by trauma, and 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 booklets and Fact Sheets by printing and completing the order form (PDF) and sending it to ACPMH.
- Information booklets for people who have experienced trauma, their families and carers
- Fact sheets
- PTSD Coach Australia - mobile phone app
- Find help - helplines, websites, mental health practitioners, other resources
The following fact sheets are downloadable PDFs. You can also purchase bulk hard copies by using the order form.
- What is trauma?
- Trauma and children
- Helping yourself after a traumatic event
- Helping children after a traumatic event
- Helping a friend or family member after a traumatic event
- Trauma and serving in the military
- About posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The following booklets have been designed 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. They include information such as accessing resources and quality care, as well as how to actively participate in treatment. You can download free copies from the PDFs on this page, or purchase a hard copy by completing the order form.
- Recovery after Trauma – A Guide for People with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Includes: Do I have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? / Getting help / What can I ask my counsellor? / What can I do as a family member? / FAQs / Finding more information.
- Joel and the Storm – A story for children who have experienced trauma
This storybook describes the types of feelings and difficulties that a child may experience after a traumatic event, and how Joel was helped by seeing a counsellor. It includes some strategies for kids to use to help them feel better and more in control when they get upset.
- What the ? – Trauma, Stress & Teenagers
Includes: What is a traumatic event? / Normal reactions following trauma / What is PTSD? / Getting help / Strategies to help relax and feel more in control when upset.
- Helping my Children after Trauma – A Guide for Parents
Includes: What is a traumatic event? / Common problems / What is PTSD? / Treatment for PTSD / How do I get help for my child?
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