Supporting mental wellness through the freedom of driving

That's our mission.

Driving is freedom.

Mental illness and depression can be crippling. It can sap the will to engage with the outside world, turning you in on yourself. The only thing you feel capable of? Laying in bed.

Within our community, driving is an escape from that downward emotional spiral. It’s a movement beyond the walls of your mind, a focus on enjoying your vehicle and of connecting with the idiosyncratic traits that make it yours. It engages your senses.

Because that’s what driving can do for people like us. It gets us out of bed. It encourages us to reconnect with ourselves and others. It give you the headspace to seek further help. Essentially, it brings freedom.

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What we do

We deliver regular motoring events and a support community, which offer a non-confrontational and judgement free opportunity for people to connect with others and feel comfortable to talk about what's going on for them.

We Prompt Action

Inspiration through exclusive motoring-themed events to encourage reconnection.

We want to help before it’s too late.

We Start Conversations

We share in peoples’ stories: online, in-person and at-event. We foster a relaxed, judgement-free environment to facillitate this.

Keynote speakers provide additional information and support.

Our social media presence furthers our sense of community.

Print and online media amplifies our message.

We Continue The Conversation

By steering our community to a holistic range of health services via our Mental Wellness Network.

The numbers

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Australians aged between 16 and 85 years saw a mental health professional in 2020-21.

Australians accessed online or telehealth services for their mental health in 2020-21.

People have engaged us at a drive event in 2019

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Enables us to engage someone in a conversation that could change a life


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Latest News & Blog

Winter Drive Day – July 2023

Melbourne’s Winter Drive Day for 2023 felt more like summer than our Summer Drive Day did earlier in the year! Sporting blue skies, a maximum temperature in the late-teens and

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Sydney Drive Day – June 2023

After being on our wish list for several years, DAD’s inaugural Sydney drive day was held on Sunday 4th June. While the weather forecast promised a dry drive, it instead delivered patchy

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