Mental Health Services

Partners in Depression

Hunter New England Local Health District

Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 4924 6900



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About Us

Partners in Depression is a group education program designed to address the information and support needs of those who love, live with or care for a person experiencing depression. It provides people with the information and tools to better support the person in their life with depression, and themselves.  

The six week program aims to:

  • increase knowledge of depressive illness including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
  • raise awareness of the particular impact of depression on relationships, and the personal impact on emotional and physical wellbeing
  • improve communication skills
  • encourage and facilitate communication about the experiences of supporting a family member or friend with depression
  • encourage self-care and coping strategies
  • provide information about access to services and resources
  • encourage help-seeking behaviour for carers and the people in their life experiencing depression.

Quick Facts About The Region

Partners in Depression is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.