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We will update this page regularly, and we encourage our Drive Against Depression community to contribute their stories.

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DAD News

News and updates about Drive Against Depression.

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Introducing: DAD Local Legends

The last two years have seen us pivot, redesign, rethink and reschedule more than ever before. Buzz words became a way of life. And while some of those now omnipresent

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DAD in Rally Sport Mag

Brendan Reeves was our special guest at the 2019 Mount Baw Baw Sprint, mentoring the Tour drivers throughout the weekend. https://rallysportmag.com/reeves-heads-mt-baw-baw-sprint-entry/

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Age-old battle at 2018 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

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Drive Against Depression featured on Drive!

Drive Against Depression was recently featured on Drive and CarAdvice, with resident psychiatrist Dr Doug Blomeley discussing driving’s benefit to mental health in an interview with journalist Charlie Bullis. Co-founder Sarah Davis

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DAD Stories

Read the stories and pieces written by the greater Drive Against Depression team.

DAD Stories

A special message from us to you…

Written by Sarah Davis: With our 2021 Winter Drive Day postponed and ongoing restrictions presenting various hardships and challenges, we knew spirits in the community were low. We’d been told

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As I washed my teeth tonight

Written by Olly Bridge: Now that I’m back home and Willow car is washed, polished and safely tucked up in the garage, I reflected on what an amazing day it

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Dr Doug’s 2021 Wellness Tips

A service we’ve identified as being at the heart of what DAD strives for is a variety of professional services to support mental wellness holistically, with the acknowledgement that there

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Missing the road

Written by Adam Davis: 2019 was a huge year, with its fair share of ups and downs. In the middle of it all, I made the decision to leave my

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DAD Ford v Ferrari movie night

Written by Adam Davis: Well, that was something a little bit different! Over the year, we have been working on some events for our community that move beyond the regular

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Five Reasons to Love the ATRC

Written by Adam Davis: With the first round of the season done and dusted at the Snowy River Sprint here are five reasons to love the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship.

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Member Stories

Read the fantastic pieces written by our Drive Against Depression members and community.

Member Stories

Surviving high school with cars

I’m Niko. Growing up, cars where always a passion of mine, they made sense to me and I had huge respect for the mechanical complexity of highly-strung performance cars and

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Never Walk Alone…

Author: Trevor Fernandez I remember sitting in my bed, blinds drawn shut midday for another consecutive day. I felt numb, was not motivated and had no will to leave or

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Reflections on the Repco Retrial

Paul and Bruce Dobney recently returned from a true odyssey: The 2019 Repco Reliability Retrial. For Paul’s take on what the journey meant to him, and the time spent with

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Love at first sight

Meet Tikaani First time I laid eyes on her it was love at first sight. I had always dreamed of owning a Falcon V8 and now that day had finally

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