The following institutions, associations and sponsors support the mood-tour:
The AOK supports the Mood-Tour as our main sponsor. Like many other projects, we encourage self-help: in our case, we’re using sport to set in motion a defined group of affected persons and send out a positive signal to the whole society through our public impact.
The Stiftung zur Förderung des Gesundheitswesens of the Gesundheitszentrum Bad Laer is the Mood-Tour’s second-most important financial supporter. Its objective is to promote the health system, especially by supporting innovative health projects with a trendsetting character. The non-profit foundation was launched by the pharmacist Johannes Mönter and his family in 2002.
Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V. is the first and only national community for people affected by depression with the intention to constitute a political lobby. It has taken the role of a patron for the Mood-Tour, in line with its purpose of providing information about depression and destigmatizing this disease. Promoting self-help is a main concern which is also covered by the Mood-Tour. Until now, DDL works on a pro-bono basis according to its guideline “Affected persons for affected persons”.
Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe is another patron of the Mood-Tour. The non-profit Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe (succeeding Kompetenznetz Depression, Suizidalität) aims to essentially contribute to providing a better supply for depressive persons as well as to reducing the number of suicides in Germany. Promotion of research and information campaigns in the field of depression focus on optimizing the treatment of affected persons and augmenting the social acceptance. The following network was established under the umbrella of the foundation:
Over the last 12 years, local alliances against depression have emerged in more than 65 cities and regions in Germany, organizing various activities in order to improve supply for people suffering from depression. In contrast to DepressionsLiga, the local alliances rely on contributions from different persons directly involved in the care of affected persons and institutions (hospitals, physicians, psychotherapists, socio-psychiatric offices and counseling centers) including self-help groups. The objectives of information and destigmatization are therefore not only approached by concerned people but also from the side of health care providers and experts. Several alliances are preparing info events in the context of the Mood-Tour that will comprise days of action.
Stage 3 to 6 will each be followed by two students writing their bachelor/master papers in the field of kineatrics and exercise-oriented prevention and plan to conduct daily interviews with the affected persons in order to collect anonymous data for research on depression.
Several district unities of ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.) accompany our days of action. Through info events, they will present the club on a local level. At the same time, a community specifically addressed to people currently facing a mental imbalance is established at ADFC Freiburg.
Saskia Burghardt and Christian M. Leon of STATION | Atelier für Gestaltung are supporting the Mood-Tour through the conception of the public appearance. Apart from the tour’s logo, they also designed the website as well as the t-shirts.