About us

Over ten years ago we set out to better understand how general practice and other health services can best support people experiencing depression, stress or worries in the community. We also sought to explore the factors which may help people to lead healthy and rewarding lives. We established a primary care-based study and invited patients from 30 general practice clinics across Victoria to participate. The Diamond Study has since become a unique resource that documents many aspects of the decade-long health and well-being stories of nearly 800 Victorian women and men.

As the tenth year of data collection comes to a close, the research team would like to sincerely thank you for your participation in the study.  The time and effort you committed to completing the postal surveys and telephone interviews is appreciated and has enriched our research.

Information you provided over the years continues to lead to important advancements in understanding people’s experience with depression, stress and worries. In recognition that you have given so much to the study over the years we are committed to keeping you informed of future developments via this website.

Need Help?


If you live in Australia there are a number of support resources available.

  • See Available Resources

    Resources

    Name Contact Number
    Your GP/family doctor  
    Beyondblue 1300 22 4636
    National sexual assault, domestic violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT/ 1800 737 732
    Drug & Alcohol Counselling & Info 1800 888 236
    Gambling Helpline 1800 858 858
    Lifeline 13 11 14
    Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
    SANE Helpline 1800 187 263
    Mensline Australia 1300 789 978
    Suicide Call Back Service 1800 688 009
    Suicide Line (Victoria) 1300 651 251
    Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service (Victoria) 1800 015 188