is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation
working to address issues associated with depression,
anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in
is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state
and territory governments with a key goal of raising
community awareness about depression and reducing
stigma associated with the illness.
works in partnership with health services, schools,
workplaces, universities, media and community organisations,
as well as people living with depression, to bring
together their expertise around depression.
Increasing community awareness of depression, anxiety
substance misuse disorders and addressing associated
Providing people living with depression and their
carers with information on the illness and effective
treatment options and promoting their needs and experiences
with policy makers and healthcare service providers.
Developing depression prevention and early intervention
Improving training and support for GPs and other healthcare
professionals on depression.
Initiating and supporting depression-related research.
- November 2007
Stars Join Forces For Home: Songs Of Hope & Journey
on November 25, some of the biggest names in Oz music
have joined forces on the upcoming new album 'Home:
Songs Of Hope & Journey' to raise funds and awareness
for Beyond Blue, the national initiative against depression.
The album features tracks by Shannon Noll and Natalie
Bassingthwaighte, Anthony Callea, Human Nature, Guy
Sebastian and Amy Pearson, David Campbell, Young Divas,
The Inches, Alex Lloyd, Kate Miller-Heidke and many
one album that's going to raise awareness for a truly
worthwhile cause... Some of Australia's biggest music
stars have banded together for the upcoming compilation
'Home: Songs Of Hope & Journey' to raise funds
and bring attention to the plight of Beyond Blue -
the national initiative raising community awareness
about depression and reducing stigma associated it.
by the often tough journeys so many people face living
in a country as large, and at times, isolating as
Australia, artists like Anthony Callea, Human Nature,
Guy Sebastian and Amy Pearson, David Campbell, Young
Divas, The Inches, Alex Lloyd and Kate Miller-Heidke
have recorded a selection of well-known tracks, that
at the heart, aim to instil hope and encourage a sense
of community in the face of the tyranny of distance.
album will also feature the lead single, 'Don't Give
Up', the gorgeous Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush classic,
performed by Shannon Noll and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
The duo recorded the track last month in Sydney and
made a video for the song in the SONY BMG studios,
which you can check out right here:
the 'Don't Give Up' video
of the proceeds of this album will go to Beyond Blue,
so get out there and support this great cause when
'Home: Songs Of Hope & Journey' hits stores on
more information, go to www.beyondblue.org.au
Songs Of Hope & Journey' Tracklisting:
Anthony Callea - Home
2. Shannon Noll and Natalie Bassingthwaighte - Don't
3. Human Nature - Until You Come Back To Me (That's
What I'm Gonna Do)
4. Guy Sebastian and Amy Pearson - We Both Know
5. David Campbell - Sailing
6. Young Divas - 2000 Miles
7. Alex Lloyd - Coming Home (Acoustic Version)
8. Kate Miller-Heidke - River
9. Michael Paynter - Better Be Home Soon
10. Kane Alexander - Get Here
11. Dave Dobbyn - Welcome Home
12. Erica Baxter - I'll Stand By You
13. Girlband - By Your Side
14. The Inches - Starman
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