An integrated, community-based approach to tackling depression and suicide.
NEED HELP NOW?
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.
CRISIS SUPPORT LINES - 24/7
Mental Health Emergency Response Line
(MHERL) Crisis Support
1300 555 788
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS) Crisis Connect
1800 048 636
NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE
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
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 (wapha.org.au)
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:
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
Community Development Officer
Program Coordinator (AAD)
Young people and families
First Nations people
Access and inclusion
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Marketing and social media