Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression.1
Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.2
Because this affects all of us, we’re equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations.
And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.
The experiences and needs of people with anxiety and depression and their families and friends underpin all beyondblue’s work. Find out about beyondblue’s reference group – blueVoices.
Our independence and bipartisan approach to issues position us to advocate for positive change, and a better deal for people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide risk. Our research continues to shape our work and that of others, and we collaborate with partners across many sectors and industries to advance our collective thinking, knowledge and direction. Find out more about beyondblue’s research program.
1. For a full list of references for the statistics on this page, and any others across the website, please visit the references pageand search through the relevant category.
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