Alliance Against Depression

The Alliance Against Depression tagline: Mental Health is Everyone's Business

Good mental health is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

The strong link between depression and suicide requires a focus on improving access to primary mental health care for all people. This can be achieved by raising awareness of depression, by increasing the number of people who seek treatment and by reducing stigma around depression and suicide.

The Alliance Against Depression (AAD) is an approach based on evaluated trials and is recognised as the world’s best practice for the care of people with depression and in the prevention of suicide. The initial implementation of the

Good mental health is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

The strong link between depression and suicide requires a focus on improving access to primary mental health care for all people. This can be achieved by raising awareness of depression, by increasing the number of people who seek treatment and by reducing stigma around depression and suicide.

The Alliance Against Depression (AAD) is an approach based on evaluated trials and is recognised as the world’s best practice for the care of people with depression and in the prevention of suicide. The initial implementation of the framework in the trial region of Nuremberg (The Nuremberg Alliance Against Depression) resulted in a 24% reduction of suicidal acts within a two-year period.

The AAD Coordination Centre at WA Primary Health Alliances supports local Alliances with resources, tools, and case studies. These support materials are informed by the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) Coordination Centre in Germany and from other alliances globally.


The Alliance Against Depression Framework

Anyone can start an Alliance

All local Alliances start with a small number or people wanting to improve the mental health and well-being of their community. Those ‘initiators’ then follow three stages to work with networks across the community to prepare, plan and implement their local Alliance.


Find your local Alliance

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An Alliance Against Depression(AAD) Coordination Centre has been established at WAPHA. From July 2019, the Centre will support interested Western Australian communities build their own local Alliances Against Depression and share their learning with the EAAD and its global network partners.

For more more information contact alliance@wapha.org.au or call (08) 6278 7948

An Alliance Against Depression(AAD) Coordination Centre has been established at WAPHA. From July 2019, the Centre will support interested Western Australian communities build their own local Alliances Against Depression and share their learning with the EAAD and its global network partners.

For more more information contact alliance@wapha.org.au or call (08) 6278 7948