Personal Experiences Of Depression And Recovery; An Internet Resource For The Public And Policy Makers

Grant number: LP0990229 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

The economic, health, a social and personal cost to the Australian community of depression constitutes a public health concern of undoubted significance. Debates in both policy and public arenas are hampered by a lack of comprehensive reliable evidence about factors underlying depression and more importantly recovery from depression. The data gathered from this project will establish an evidence base and a platform for incorporating lay perspectives on depression and recovery into the currently existing discourses on depression into web based resources providing information to people searching information about depression, its treatments and recovery pathways.