Time of Event:

Thursday, September 10 2020 at 3 PM


R U OK? Day - Depression and Mood Management.

Depression is an increasingly common condition that 1 in 8 men and 1 in 6 women are likely to experience in their lifetime. The cause of depression is varied, as are its effects on the individual and treatment. However, there is always treatment available and often it is a combination of mental, physical, and emotional solutions that will provide relief. 

For many people depression is a feeling of heaviness. It may accompany self-loathing thoughts, feelings of hopelessness and at its extreme suicidal tendencies.

And because depression can affect people in different ways, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated.


  • What is depression?
  • Depression as a syndrome
  • Endogenous depression
  • Think, feel, do (repeat)
  • Depression management tips

Alex Caterjian

Principal Psychologist - Head of Clinical Services Drake WorkWise


Alex is a highly experienced Senior Clinical Psychologist. Having worked in clinical practice for the past 15 years in a range of contexts including state and federal government departments and agencies, and private practice. Alex has had experience working with individuals with severe debilitating and chronic psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, to those individuals who are described as the worried-well including mood disturbances such as depression, anxiety and phobias, trauma, obsessions, and relationships.

Alex areas of expertise include sexuality and men’s issues as well as weight related matters, where he is currently focusing on research relating to weight and health management and psychological levels of distress and weight maintenance.

Alex provides assistance to his clients through a range of different modalities, with an approach which focuses on the best mode of support for his client; an integrated approach which utilises a solution-focused brief therapeutic modality within a cognitive behavioural theory framework. This ensures that therapeutic rapport is maintained and treatment outcomes are optimal.