Most people in Australia have some experience with anxiety and depression, whether it is personal or via family, friends or work colleagues. In any one year, around 1 million people in Australia experience depression, and over 2 million experience anxiety.
beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue works across a range of settings and brings together expertise in order to provide information and programs to support those affected by anxiety and depression, and improve the mental health of every person in Australia.
You can visit the website to find information about depression, anxiety and suicide, available treatments, recovery and staying well. There are also personal stories and an online forum for people to share their experiences and offer encouragement and hope to others.