Thank you to all of the people who took part in diamond - the Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes of Depression in Primary Care Longitudinal Study (diamond) (2005-2016). diamond aimed to better understand how general practice and other health services can best support people experiencing depression, stress or worries in the community.

We sought to explore the factors that may help people to lead healthy and rewarding lives and the ingredients for best practice mental health care. Our team of researchers at The University of Melbourne established this primary care-based study and invited patients from across 30 general practice clinics in Victoria to participate. The diamond Cohort 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.

Information provided over the years continues to lead to important advancements in understanding people’s experience with depression, stress and worries. To find out more please contact us via email diamond-study@unimelb.edu.au

Need Help?

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

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    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