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What is The Prevention Hub?
In any one year, over two million Australians will experience anxiety and a further one million will be affected by depression.
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 collaboration focusing on preventive research in depression and anxiety. By partnering in this work, we are uniquely positioned to fast-track and scale interventions with the strongest evidence-based approach to prevention.
Our research projects focus on implementing and evaluating preventive strategies in workplace, school/education and healthcare settings to achieve the greatest possible impact and reach.
About anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are leading causes of poor health and represent a substantial health, social and economic burden for Australia.
It is estimated that preventive strategies could lower the incidence of anxiety and depression by 20 percent. To achieve this, we must take the knowledge we have about anxiety and depression and put it into practice for prevention and intervention in a wide range of settings.
The Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing.
We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.
We work directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy.
Everymind is a leading national Institute dedicated to reducing mental ill-health and suicide, and improving wellbeing for all Australians.
Through the delivery of world-leading prevention programs and high-quality translational research, we aim to contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of people and communities.
The time is right to take what we know about prevention and put it into practice – locally, nationally and globally. We value the integration of lived experience into our research and program design, and work across regional and rural communities, building the capacity of others for the greatest reach and sustainable outcomes.