Welcome to the European Depression Association

Welcome to the European Depression Association

The European Depression Association (EDA) is an alliance of organisations, patients, researchers and healthcare professionals from 19 countries across Europe.

Depression is already the most prevalent health problem in many EU Member States, and more than 50 million European citizens (11% of the population) experience mental disorders at some time in their lives. EDA raises awareness and promotes better understanding of the impact of depression on people’s lives, to challenge stigma and discrimination, and to provide a voice for those who experience depression. By coming together in Europe, members of the EDA exchange research, information and best practices; co-ordinate pan-European actions, and extend the reach of their campaigns.

Each year EDA organises European Depression Day to raise awareness of depression across Europe. The theme of this year’s campaign is Depression and the Workplace.

Join our campaign
More than 1 in 10 EU citizens suffer from depression at some point in their life and they commonly experience symptoms such as lack of attention, memory loss and difficulty planning and taking decisions. Show your support today and email our open letter to your MEP.

Raising awareness and fighting stigma.

Read more about European Depression Day.

Improving access to an integrated approach to care, treatment and services.

Read our Manifesto

Read our impact of depression on the workplace IDEA survey

Advocate for better funding and policies.

Read more about the MEP Ambassador Programme