Mental health charity Drive Against Depression will be hosting its first-ever New South Wales event, confirming a charity drive in Sydney to be held Sunday June 4.

    Limited to 25 participants, the inaugural Sydney Drive Day will follow a familiar format to the organisation’s Melbourne-based events; “an engaging drive route mixed with meaningful conversation that fosters a true sense of community support”.

    “Since the severe COVID restrictions have eased, Drive Against Depression has been able to return to its community in the way it matters most: with face-to-face dialogue and events that combine the freedom of driving with guidance on supporting mental wellness,” said Sarah Davis, co-founder of Drive Against Depression.

    “We can’t wait to expand our mental health message, and hope to encourage further state-based events that support our cause on a national level.”

    For more information and to register for the event, click here.

    Drive Against Depression is an Australian registered mental health charity, with a mission to support mental wellness through the freedom of driving and shared love of cars.

    The organisation 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 is a current DAD charity ambassador alongside race car driver Chelsea Angelo, with 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.

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    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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