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Drive Against Depression’s purpose is a four-pillared approach to supporting those with mental illness, particularly depression and/or anxiety, as well as their support people and families. Whether you’re a lifelong car enthusiast or you just like a particular colour car (or you’re somewhere in the middle) Drive Against Depression offers an important opportunity to:

 Start, then continue, the conversation about mental health.

Find the pathway to seek help.

Fundraise.

Engage with ongoing support services for continued encouragement.

Sitting beside someone while going for a drive provides an ideal forum for unguarded conversations and a chance to reconnect with a passion. Perhaps it’s driving, the countryside, good food, the outdoors or making time in a busy life to talk to your mates, it all plays an important part in mental wellness.

Our Mission

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Drive Against Depression works to achieve increased mental health awareness in Australia, particularly relating to depression and anxiety. Our intent is to remove the stigma surrounding these issues by encouraging open conversations over a shared enthusiasm for motoring.

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Something to celebrate: Drive Against Depression in 2018
Something to celebrate: Drive Against Depression in 2018

For 2019, Drive Against Depression is looking to take the next step in its charitable service offering. As we move towards that there’s been an opportunity for reflection. I can’t deny that the last two years have been a very steep learning curve for a couple with personal experience of depression and other mental wellness concerns. We had the passion…

Something special happened at our Summer Picnic Drive
Something special happened at our Summer Picnic Drive

Something really special happened today at our Summer Picnic Drive. Usually I’m pumped for our events and ready to get stuck in but today, it didn’t start well. Not much sleep during the storms last night, on top of coming to the end of a challenging week, saw me running late this morning. Things grew worse when nav unhelpfully told…

Why track days are a thing of the past
Why track days are a thing of the past

by Paul Maric I remember watching Targa Tasmania tarmac rally one year and thinking how cool it would be to get a race car and have a crack. It wasn’t long before I realised it’s much harder than it looks, it’s much more expensive than it looks, and I’d likely run out of skill shortly before spearing off the road…

EVENT REVIEW: Age-old STi v Evo battle adds another chapter at Snowy River Sprint
EVENT REVIEW: Age-old STi v Evo battle adds another chapter at Snowy River Sprint

Age-old STi v Evo battle adds another chapter at Snowy River Sprint         Hiding behind the fanfare of AFL preliminary finals weekend, the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship kicked off its 2018-19 campaign with the Snowy River Sprint, held over 22-23 September. Based in the Gippsland region of Victoria, the Snowy River Sprint tests crews over 19 stages…

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