Australian-registered mental health charity Drive Against Depression has announced dates for two of its upcoming drive events, including its inaugural Brisbane Drive Day on Sunday, October 15.

    With the spring season in full swing, Brisbane then Melbourne will be the launchpads for the organisation’s next Drive Days, which help to achieve the charity’s mission of “bringing together a like-minded and non-judgemental community where conversations about mental health are normalised and connection is fostered over the shared enthusiasm for motoring”.

    Following its first-ever New South Wales event back in June, DAD’s inaugural Brisbane Drive Day will commence in Ferny Grove and head to Maleny for lunch. There, participants will hear from keynote speaker and DAD’s Health and Wellness expert, Olly Bridge, for tips on supporting your mental health.

    Entries for the Brisbane event are closing soon – register your place here.

    On Sunday, October 22, DAD will then host its Spring Drive Day in Melbourne, starting from Mernda and taking the scenic route via Heathcote before finishing up at the Maldon Hotel for lunch.

    For more information and to register for the DAD Melbourne Spring Drive Day, click here.

    Drive Against Depression holds regular motoring events and is continuing to build a network of mental health practitioners to support the community, offering a non-judgemental and judgement-free opportunity for people to connect with others and feel comfortable to share their mental wellness journey.

    Various members of the CarExpert team are proud long-time supporters of Drive Against Depression and its events. James Wong (Production Editor) is a current DAD charity ambassador alongside race car driver Chelsea Angelo, with Founder Paul Maric a previous charity ambassador for a number of years.

    To learn more about Drive Against Depression and its upcoming events, visit the organisation’s website here.

    For 24/7 crisis support, please contact:

    Lifeline – 13 11 14
    Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

    In an emergency, please call 000

    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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