1. About beyondblue
    We're always looking for ways to reduce stigma, tackle discrimination and say no to it, and to encourage people to take control of their own lives and empower themselves to get better.
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Who we are and what we do

Our vision, values and mission

Our vision

All people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

Our values

Collaboration. Respect. Enthusiasm. Excellence. Innovation. Integrity.   

Our mission

We promote good mental health. We create change to protect everyone’s mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by depression, anxiety and suicide.

Our key result areas

Community heart. Business head. beyondblue will adopt a community heart and a business head to achieve our goals:

  1. Reduce the impact of depression, anxiety and suicide by supporting people to protect their mental health and to recover when they are unwell.
  2. Reduce people’s experiences of stigma and discrimination.
  3. Improve people’s opportunities to get effective support and services at the right time.
  4. Use best business practices to deliver integrated, evidence-based and cost-effective initiatives through our people and resources.

How we do it

We listen and respond. We will place a high priority on seeking out, listening and responding to the experiences of people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide, and combine this with evidence generated by researchers and evaluators.

We connect with people and advocate for positive change.

We work in all States and Territories, aiming for our campaigns, communications, resources and programs to be as accessible in remote communities as inner metropolitan suburbs, to:

  • Inform and connect people to enable them to achieve their best possible mental health and access support when they need it.
  • Influence and challenge discriminatory behaviour by advocating for positive change and prompting discussions across Australia.
  • Innovate and initiate effective ways to improve access to support and improve outcomes for people, families and communities.

Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression.1 Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.2

Because this affects all of us, we’re equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxietydepression and suicide part of everyday conversations.
And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.

We're here for everyone in Australia – at work, home, schooluniversityonline, and in communities across the country.

beyondblue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.  
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The experiences and needs of people with depression and anxiety and their families and friends underpin all beyondblue's work. Find out about beyondblue's reference group – blueVoices.

Our independence and bipartisan approach to issues position us to advocate for positive change, and a better deal for people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide risk. Our research continues to shape our work and that of others, and we collaborate with partners across many sectors and industries to advance our collective thinking, knowledge and direction. Find out more about beyondblue's research program.


1. For a full list of references for the statistics on this page, and any others across the website, please visit the references page and search through the relevant category.