SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Technology. The SMART website has been developed primarily for people who have experiences of psychosis, as well as for people who are working with or supporting people who have experiences of psychosis.  The SMART website is about presenting options and encouraging communication and action to support you to live a satisfying life with mental health problems, and not about giving a single solution or one-size fits all approach.

The SMART website can be used flexibly in a number of ways:

  • Working together with mental health workers
  • Working together with carers
  • Using the system independently 

The SMART website and its content has had extensive consumer input at all stages of development. A special thanks to our consumer reference group who provided amazing feedback and input into the process. 


The SMART project was developed by Swinburne University of Technology in close collaboration with consumers as well as Mental Illness Fellowship, Mind Australia, La Trobe University, the Alfred, St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), North Western Mental Health and Deakin University. The SMART website and the associated research has been funded by the Victorian Department of Health’s Mental Illness Research Fund. 


This website forms the central component of the project and aims to help people with mental illness to live a satisfying, meaningful and rewarding life. Research conducted around this website includes (1) a comparison between its use with a mental health worker and the use of online social resources with a mental health worker (2) its use within the social services sector in Victoria and (3) its use as a self-management tool.

If you have experienced psychosis or are a mental health worker and you are interested in participating in research or would like more information about our research please contact us.


SMART website content was developed by Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with Metal Illness Fellowship, La Trobe University and consumers.

Key contributors to content were:

Dr Neil Thomas (Swin), Ms Cassy Nunan (MIF), Dr Nuwan Leitan (Swin), Ms Fiona Foley (Swin), Ms Sue Farnan (MIF), Dr John Farhall (La Trobe)


Peer videos were made with real people who generously agreed to share their lived experiences. They were asked a number of questions on various topics and their responses were not scripted.



All videos were filmed and edited by Rybazoid (Ryan O'Hehir).



The website was created by Fidget Friend ©.