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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.

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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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Snowy River Sprint and Drive Against Depression – get excited!
Snowy River Sprint and Drive Against Depression – get excited!

Register for the Snowy River Sprint (touring category) HERE. As you can probably guess, Drive Against Depression is pretty excited to be partnering with the AASA and the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship Super Sprint series. With the Snowy River Sprint round running over 22-23 September, here’s what you need to know about DAD’s involvement. Use your road car! DAD has…

Winter Charity Drive, August 19 2018
Winter Charity Drive, August 19 2018

Wow. As I stood on a rock in the freezing sleet, that was the word that came to mind as we assembled our DAD Winter Charity Drive participants for our welcome. I was standing next to DJ, and my baby girls were alongside me. I couldn’t see Sarah, thanks to the enormity of the crowd that braved Victorian winter to…

Past blast: Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5
Past blast: Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5

I found this Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5 draft in my archives, back from when I was first being published in car magazines. It was first on a website I created with great mate, Brendon. It was also the catalyst for meeting David James, now a DAD director alongside me. What a ride. – AD After thriving during the sixties,…

Rallying, driving and empathy
Rallying, driving and empathy

I recently had cause to pause for thought. My great mate Scotty Newman had asked me to co-drive with him throughout 2018, in the Victorian Rally Championship. John Carney, a well-known figure in rallying circles, had offered the opportunity to try out his freshly-built Ford Fiesta R1 with a view to getting a one-model rally series off the ground.  Being…

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