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beyondblue is Australia's National Depression Initiative. Started in 2000 beyondblue is an independent public company chaired by the Hon Jeff Kennett.[1]

beyondblue, the Department of Health and Ageing states, "provides national leadership for the awareness, prevention and early intervention of depression and related disorders."[1]


Board at inception (2000)


Board (2008)



beyondblue states that it receives no funding from pharmaceutical firms. This policy of the board has existed since the organisation's establishment in 2000.[4]

Funding for beyondblue comes from Australian Federal, State and Territory governments. For the period 2000- 2010 beyondblue will have received close to $106 million from these governments.[4]

Grant making

beyondblue has made research grants totalling over $20 million from 2000 to 2005 and has committed another $35 million for the period 2005 to 2010.[5]


PO Box 6100
Hawthorn West
Victoria 3122

info line: 1300 224636

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Department of Health and Ageing - beyondblue - the National Depression Initiative" Australian Government -Department of Health and Ageing website accessed July 2009.
  2. "beyondblue annual report 2000-2001", beyondblue website accessed July 2009.
  3. "beyondblue annual report 2007-2008", beyondblue website accessed July 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Funding Structure", beyondblue website accessed July 2009.
  5. "beyondblue research book download page - Research 2001-2007", beyondblue website accessed July 2009.

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