Belmont Alliance Against Depression

An integrated, community-based approach to tackling depression and suicide.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
(MHERL) Crisis Support
1300 555 788

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS) Crisis Connect
1800 048 636

Lifeline   13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service   1300 659 467
Samaritans   13 52 47
Beyond Blue   1300 224 636
MensLine Australia   1300 789 978
Kids Helpline  1800 551 800
Headspace   1800 650 890
Open Arms   1800 011 046
13YARN   13 92 76
QLife   1800 184 527
Friendline   1800 424 287


About the Alliance Against Depression

Alliance Against Depression (AAD) – Global best practice

“Good mental health is fundamental to the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The strong link between depression and the prevention of suicidal behaviour requires a focus on improving the identification and treatment of depression.

The Alliance Against Depression (AAD) is an approach based on evaluated trials and is recognised as world’s best practice for the care of people with depression and prevention of suicidal behaviour. The initial implementation of the framework in the trial region of Nuremberg (The Nuremberg Alliance Against Depression) resulted in a 24% reduction of suicidal behaviour within a two-year period”.

Alliance Against Depression | primary health exchange (
The support provided to Belmont Alliance Against Depression (AAD) by the AAD Coordination Centre at WA Primary Health Alliances is informed by the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) Coordination Centre in Germany and its global network of local Alliances.

The AAD framework
The AAD is a community-led yet clinical framework for the treatment and care of people with depression and prevention of suicidal behaviour. Successful implementation of the AAD framework within a community requires broad community engagement and support, and the coordination and integration of pre-defined activities. Activities include:

  • Primary care and mental healthcare training
  • Mental health training for community “gatekeepers” eg teachers, sports’ coaches
  • Support for at-risk groups, their family and carers
  • Depression awareness campaign
  • Collaboration with diverse community partners
  • Media training in safe reporting guidelines
  • Postvention planning


The Belmont AAD Team
Our team consists of people living or working in the City of Belmont. The majority are residents driven to help optimise the mental health and well-being of their community.

The Belmont Alliance Against Depression steering committee consists mostly of consumer representatives. Representatives from Community Matrix Inc., WA Primary Health Alliance and the City of Belmont make up the remainder of the committee’s membership and support the alignment and integration of AAD activities within the broader community and the health and care sector.

Belmont AAD Steering Committee

Community Matrix Inc (Project Lead)

City of Belmont 

WA Primary Health Alliance


Felicity Hatzis

Community Development Officer

Program Coordinator (AAD)

Consumer Representatives:

Young people and families 


First Nations people

Access and inclusion

Lived experience

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

LGBTIQ+ community


Katherine Venables

Glenys Godfrey

Norma Morrison

Monica Steiner

Amanda Boylan

Rosemary Thwin

Vaughn Barker



Marketing and social media

Edita Perisic

Aly Winter

Community Support