Faces of Depression


Twice a year, the Foundation organises a social campaign called “Faces of depression. I don’t judge. I accept.” For 10 years, the Foundation has been showing a “face of depression” (each time different), a depression occurring in the course of various illnesses affecting women, men, children, adolescents and seniors.

Mental health and depression treatment are still stigmatised by many stereotypes that the organization breaks together with its ambassadors: actors, musicians, journalists, writers (Ewa Błaszczyk, Urszula Dudziak, Dorota Rabczewska “Doda”, Virginia Szmyt “DJ Wika”, Andrzej Seweryn, Artur Barciś, Marcin Bosak, Paweł Korzeniowski) and many other public figures who speak openly about mental health in the campaign and encourage the right treatment of depression.

Apart from educational activities, the Foundation provides help as well. It currently runs several free, remote psychological and psychiatric assistance programmes: for children and adolescents, pregnant women and new mothers, adults (also with refugee experience) in a state of mental crisis. The foundation operates a helpline: 22 290 44 42.

The idea

People creating the Foundation set a goal for themselves – depression should be treated like any other disease, and people suffering from it should feel accepted – not ashamed and not afraid – they should receive full understanding and necessary support

How do they benefit from BU Programme?

We support the Foundation in institutional development, with particular emphasis on the structure of the team; in modernisation works on the website and other expert consultations related to the Foundation’s programme activities.

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