European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD)
The European Alliance Against Depression, EAAD is an international non-profit organization based in Leipzig, Germany, with several European members and more than 100 regional network partners in Europe. The main aim of the EAAD is to improve the care and to optimize the treatment for patients with depressive disorders and to prevent suicidality by initiating and implementing community-based 4-level intervention programmes.
It was co-funded within the EC Public Health Program until 2008. Since 2008 it is established as an independent research association and organization. Research expertise covers community-based intervention programs throughout EU in the field of depression and suicide prevention and dissemination of research results. It provides materials that has been developed and evaluated during the EC funded EAAD period. The EAAD is involved in several European research projects targeting depression and suicide prevention in Europe. Additionally EAAD promotes young researchers and has an established network of international researchers, experts, clinicians, stakeholders, patient organizations and platforms.
Read a flyer about EEAD here: EAAD – Flyer (2014)
The EEAD project team:
|Role in project
Overall: Scientific coordinationSpecific role in WPs:
In charge of WP4 & WP7:
Advisory Boards Management.
Collaborative care for depression facilitated by video conference.
|Name: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl
Organisation: European Alliance Against Depression e.V. (EAAD).
Title: President EAAD
|Expertise relevant to project
Chair and Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany.
President European Alliance Against Depression, German Alliance Against Depression and German Depression Foundation.
International expert in the field of depression and suicide prevention, numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of depression, suicide, and schizophrenia.
Project Management and coordination of various large scale EU projects (e.g. OSPI-Europe (www.ospi-europe.com), PREDI-NU (www.predi-nu.eu)).
Coordinator of the iFightDepression self-management tool (www.ifightdepression.com)