Promoting mental health
Together with the German Depression Aid Foundation (Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe), Deutsche Bahn Foundation supports the German Federation against Depression (Deutsches Bündnis gegen Depression) in over 80 cities and regions. In 2020, the joint annual Germany Depression Barometer examined the main theme “Covid-19 and its consequences for mental health” (“Covid-19 und seine Folgen für die psychische Gesundheit”). The fears and restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic posed a major challenge for people with depression in particular. The iFightDepression digital self-management program was released to support those without specialist medical support during the shutdown. In addition, three smaller pilot projects to strengthen the mental health of young people were supported.