aSMILE (a Statewide Mental Illness Learning Exchange)

August 19, 2019

St Vincent’s Mental Health has launched a new mental health resource.  aSMILE (a Statewide Mental Illness Learning Exchange), is an holistic web-portal driven by consumers, carers, and clinicians. 

This was website developed in collaboration with other mental health organisations in Victoria, with many people contributing through research, focus groups, advice, information and ideas.

aSMILE aims to improve consumer, carer and community understanding of mental health diagnosis and hospitalization processes, the psychological issues surrounding mental health, social guidance on financial, legal and employment matters, treatment options, discussion of the medications used to treat mental illness, and management of general physical health including side effects and metabolic syndromes.

The team will be uploading new topics regularly and always welcome feedback.  visit  for more.