What's our goal?

The main goal of EAAD-Best is to reduce the burden associated with depression and suicidal behaviour at the individual and societal level in Europe. This goal will be achieved by supporting the implementation of the EAAD 4-level intervention concept in target regions and countries, plus the national promotion of the iFightDepression® tool.

4-level intervention concept

The EAAD´s 4-level intervention concept is a community-based intervention targeting both depression and the prevention of suicidal behaviour. In this concept, intervention activities are simultaneously run at four levels of the community:

  • primary care and mental health care
  • general public
  • community facilitators and gatekeepers
  • high risk patients and their families


The multilingual iFightDepression® awareness website aims to promote and increase awareness of depression and suicidal behaviour by providing comprehensive information about depression and its consequences. The multilingual and internationally implemented iFightDepression® tool is a guided, online-based self-management programme for people suffering from mild to moderate forms of depression.