The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) is an international non-profit organisation based in Leipzig, Germany, with several members and more than 100 regional network partners in Europe, Canada, Chile and Australia.

The main aim of the European Alliance Against Depression is to improve care and optimise treatment for patients with depressive disorders and to prevent suicidal behaviour. It was established in 2008 by a number of mental health experts from different European research institutions in order to sustain the EU-funded EAAD projects (2004-2008). The EAAD is involved in several European research projects targeting depression and suicide prevention.



New EAAD offices in Frankfurt (Main) - Headquarter in Leipzig remains unchanged

The EAAD coordination center has moved to additional offices in the city of Frankfurt (Main), Germany. The coordination center is now available under the following contact details:


Local Office Frankfurt am Main (please use this address if you would like to contact the EAAD coordination team):

European Alliance Against Depression e.V.

Coordination Center

Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychosmoatics and Psychotherapy

University Hospital Frankfurt

Heinrich-Hoffmann-Straße 10

60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: 0049 69 6301 863 44


Headquarter Leipzig (registered postal address of the EAAD)

European Alliance Against Depression e.V.

Goerdelerring 9

04109 Leipzig, Germany

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that despite nearly 1 billion people living with mental health disorders, mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health.  

  • Depression alone is expected to be the leading disease burden in the next ten years.
  • One in 10 people is suffering from a mental disorder and those with severe conditions die 10-20 years earlier than the general population.
  • Suicide claims up to 800,000 lives each year (1 person every 40 seconds) and is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 years. In most cases, suicide occurs in the context of a mental disorder.

Cork. Each year, around 20 million European citizens are affected from depression. Depression is a serious illness which impacts on all aspects of life, including work. While Small and Medium Sized enterprises particularly face substantial economic losses due to the global impact of COVID-19, the MENTUPP consortium anticipates, that capacities for mental health promotion and provision in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will be even more limited in the future. A second COVID-19 wave might further impact negatively on people affected by depression. This is why action on occupational mental health is urgently needed.

www.ifightdepression.com is a brand and initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union.