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.