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Depression Information

BluePages

BluePages™ provides information about depression for consumers

BluePages is produced by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. Regular feedback is sought from the BluePages Advisory Board and from consumers.

BluePages is one of a kind – it provides users with the highest quality scientific evidence on interventions for depression plus consumer perspective and understanding.

Highest quality evidence

BluePages maintains a high standard of information on interventions for depression through ongoing "systematic reviews". A systematic review involves a lengthy process of searching for all the scientific research on a specific intervention, and compiling and integrating the highest quality evidence. This is considered to be the most objective approach to evaluating different interventions.

See Scientific Evidence and The Content of BluePages.

Consumer understanding

The BluePages team is particularly sensitive to the issues facing sufferers of common mental disorders, with several team members having personally experienced depression or anxiety disorders themselves.

The Depression and Anxiety Consumer Research Unit, which manages BluePages, aims to promote greater consumer involvement in research content and practice by serving as a bridge between consumers and researchers. Its high quality research program addresses the priorities and needs of mental health consumers in the community, and consumer perspectives in research.

See The BluePages team.

Awards

2006  BluePages team received ANU Vice Chancellor's award for community outreach.
2004  BluePages received Mental Health Website Award from the International Media and Mental Health Conference.

Funding for the BluePages service

The ongoing provision of BluePages is funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing and the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research.

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