"Action on Depression is the only national Scottish organisation working with and for people affected by depression. We are a user-influenced organisation committed to providing support, raising awareness of depression and treatment options and reducing the stigma that still surrounds the condition."
We run a number of support services including an
- email and phone information service which is lead by Catherine Eadie our e-health Officer
- self-help support groups which are lead by volunteers who have experienced depression
- "Living Life to the Full" courses based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the
Our successful Look OK...Feel Crap? (2007) and Getting On, Not Getting Down (2009), are flagship campaigns that have encouraged people to seek help for their depression and our Mood Matters campaign (2010) encourages good mental health in everyone.
We also lead on Action on Depression Week Scotland (formerly known as Scottish National Depression Week) and are a member of the Cross Party Group on mental health.
Action on Depression started life as the Scottish office of Depression Alliance in 1997. We became an independant Scottish charity in 2004 as Depression Alliance Scotland. We changed our name to Action on Depression in June 2011 to better reflect the work we do.