Board of Directors


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl (President EAAD)

University Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Germany


Dr. Ella Arensman (Vice-President EAAD)

National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland


Dr. Victor Pérez Sola (Treasurer EAAD)

Parc de Salut Mar Barcelona, Spain

Who we are

The European Alliance Against Depression currently consists of 20 national chapters and 12 associate members in Europe, Australia, Canada and South America:

Australia: Prof. Helen Christensen, Black Dog Institute, Dr. Daniel Rock, WA Primary Health Alliance, Candice Thomson & Michelle McAllister, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN

Austria: Prof. Dr. Ullrich Meise, pro mente tirol

Belgium: Prof. Dr. Chantal van Audenhove, LUCAS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Canada: Mr. Ed Mantler, MHCC (Mental Health Commission of Canada)

Chile:  Dr. Tomas Bader, Universidad Austral de Chile, Facultad Medicina, Instituto Neurosciencias Clinicas 
Prof. Dr. Andrés Heerlein, Universidad del Desarollo, Facultad de Medicina, Clinica Alemana

Estonia: Prof. Dr. Airi Värnik, Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute

Germany: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl, German Depression Foundation

Hungary: András Székely, Végeken Egészséglélektani Alapítvány

Irleand: Dr. Ella Arensman, National Suicide Research Foundation

Italy: Dr. Ulrich Seitz, Genossenschaft EOS

Luxembourg: Fränz D'Onghia, Ligue Luxembourgeoise d'Hygiène Mentale, Service Information & Prévention

Netherlands: Dr. Jan Mokkenstorm, Stichting 113 Online

Norway: Prof. Lars Mehlum, National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention

Poland: Dr. Marlena Sokol-Szawlokska, Istitute of Psychiatry and Neurology

Portugal: Prof. Dr. Ricardo Gusmao, EUTIMIA

Spain: Dr. Victor Perez-Sola, INAD Director, Hospital del Mar

 


The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) has been established by eight former EAAD project partners in 2008. 

The eight founders are researchers from different universities, organizations and institutions:

Austria: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Meise, Gesellschaft für Psychische Gesundheit – Pro mente  Tirol

Belgium: Prof. Dr. Chantal van Audenhove, LUCAS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Germany: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl, German Alliance Against Depression

Irleand: Dr. Ella Arensman, National Suicide Research Foundation

Netherlands: Prof. Dr. Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis, Trimbos Institute

Portugal: Prof. Dr. Ricardo Gusmao, Clinica Universitaria de Psiquiatria e Saude Mental, Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Lisboa

Spain: Dr. Victor Perez-Sola, Institut de Recerca, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

United Kingdom: Prof. Margaret Maxwell, University of Stirling, Department of Applied Social Science

 

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

The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were developed within the PREDI-NU project, which has received funding from the EU in the framework of the Health Programme.