Our work is primarily aimed at raising awareness generally and delivering training using high quality resources. We do work at a policy level linking up with other major charities and the Department of Health. It is our aim to reduce stigma and encourage more individuals to seek help and more importantly, help people to see the problems in others and persuade them to get help. The Trust has been influential at a policy level and is proud to have supported the publication of the Depression Report.
We aim to deliver 300 free training days per year to a wide range of audiences in an effort to raise awareness of depression, reduce stigma and educate about current NICE guidelines for treatments. More information on the type of training available can be found here. We also sponsor local well being events and organise conferences to raise awareness of depression. We fund a number of small projects to increase knowledge and dissemination of depression information. These include:
Mental Wellbeing and the City: Science, Stigma and Solutions: a project sponsored by the Mercer’s Company to raise awareness in the City of London.