We work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via our publications, supporter services and network ofself-help groups for people affected by depression.
Depression Alliance believes that the stigma and lack of accurate information surrounding depression continues to prevent people from seeking and finding appropriate and vital help when it is required. Early intervention and information are crucial in enabling those affected by depression to recover quickly and critically in preventing further episodes.
Informed by the experiences of people with depression and by research, we work extensively with government agencies and healthcare professionals to improve the service provision for those affected by depression. We also campaign to raise awareness amongst the general public about the realities of this severe and enduring illness by organising a variety of events and initiatives, including our highly successful Depression Awareness Week (formerly National Depression Week). Depression Awareness Week 2009 was from the 20th to the 26th April.