In any one year, over two million Australians will experience anxiety and a further one million will be affected by depression.
Anxiety and depression are leading causes of poor health and represent a substantial health, social, and economic burden.
It is estimated that preventive strategies could lower the incidence of anxiety and depression by 20%. To achieve this, we must take what we know about the prevention of anxiety and depression and put it into practice in a wide range of settings.
Co-led by the Black Dog Institute and Everymind, and supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, The Prevention Hub is Australia’s first integrated research translation initiative for preventing anxiety and depression. The overall aim of The Prevention Hub is to translate high-quality prevention research into real-world solutions. In doing so, The Prevention Hub focuses on implementing and evaluating preventive strategies for anxiety and depression in workplace, school, and healthcare settings to achieve the greatest possible impact and reach.
The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing.
We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.
Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay.
We work directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy. We place focus on those with specific mental health needs like young people, Indigenous communities, men, and high-risk workforces.
Our primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and wellbeing.
Established in 1992, Everymind is a world-leading national Institute with a strong reputation for translational research, the delivery of evidence-based and scalable prevention programs, and practical resources that are fit-for-purpose. These have made a considerable contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of many people and communities across Australia.
Everymind has a strong reputation for our capacity to work on service integration, models of care and cross sectoral solutions. We value the integration of lived experience into our research and program design, and work across regional and rural communities. Our Institute is well known for our collaborative work across sectors and providing tailored research and responses that build the capacity of services, families, workplaces and communities for the greatest reach and sustainable outcomes.
At Everymind, we understand prevention approaches and are able to translate evidence to deliver effective and tailored responses that have the ability to be scaled nationally and globally.