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 mental health primary care for all people. This can be achieved by raising awareness of depression, by increasing the numbers of people who seek treatment and by reducing stigma around depression and suicide.

The Alliance Against Depression 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

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 mental health primary care for all people. This can be achieved by raising awareness of depression, by increasing the numbers of people who seek treatment and by reducing stigma around depression and suicide.

The Alliance Against Depression 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.

WAPHA supports local Alliances with resources, tools, case studies and co-ordination support. The Alliance Against Depression Co-ordination Centre at WAPHA is continually adding to the resources in this site. These support materials are being informed by the National Suicide Prevention Trial Sites in Western Australia, the European Alliance Against Depression Coordination Centre (Germany) and from other Alliances globally.

Anyone can start an Alliance

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


Find Your Local Alliance

5 months

The Alliance Against Depression(AAD) has been brought to Western Australia by WA Primary Health Alliance and is currently being implemented in the Suicide Prevention Trial Sites in Perth South and the Midwest. 

The AAD provides a way to bring a community together around depression. So if you are interested in finding out more about creating a local Alliance in your community, please contact the Alliance Coordination Officer on 6278 7948, or by email Alliance@wapha.org.au

The Alliance Against Depression(AAD) has been brought to Western Australia by WA Primary Health Alliance and is currently being implemented in the Suicide Prevention Trial Sites in Perth South and the Midwest. 

The AAD provides a way to bring a community together around depression. So if you are interested in finding out more about creating a local Alliance in your community, please contact the Alliance Coordination Officer on 6278 7948, or by email Alliance@wapha.org.au