The following institutions, associations and sponsors support the Mood-tour:

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.

Stiftung zur Förderung des Gesundheitswesens
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 Rentenversicherung Bund

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund supports Mood-Tour, as the important psychological strain on talking about depression needs to be taken from people affected and their environment. The more natural a society’s dealing with depression, the quicker a normal life is possible for affected people.

Willy Robert Pitzer Stiftung
Die Willy Robert Pitzer Stiftung promotes services for youths and elderly people, the public health and welfare system and sports by financial support. The foundation’s second mission „Promotion of science and research, including the field of medical rehabilitation“ makes a great fit for the cooperation of Sporthochschule Köln with Mood-Tour.

Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V.
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
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:

Deutsches Bündnis gegen Depression e.V.
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.

Sporthochschule Köln
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 regional chapters of the 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


Daniela Graw supports Mood-Tour in the action time between mid of June and September by arbitrating between the media representatives and the cycling team.

STATION | Atelier für Gestaltung
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.

Freunde fürs Leben
Every day in Germany, an average of six adolescents and young adults under the age of fourty commit suicide. More than 150 people try to kill themselves every single day. Maybe
even somebody you know might be affected. In Germany, more people die by suicide than by traffic accidents, drugs and AIDS.
There is a lot more to know about the sensitive subject of depression and suicide. The organization „Freunde fürs Leben“, which is German for “Friends for Life” has collected useful information, facts and help offers on the website to give you easy access and provide you with all the information that you may find useful. Talking about suicide is a taboo in our society – but that needs to be changed. Putting suicide on the agenda and bringing up conversations about it is the only way to help and save lives.