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Black Dog Institute

As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, Black Dog Institute's aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Black Dog Institute does this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating their research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Their partnerships with people with lived experience, federal, state and local governments, communities, schools, corporate Australia and others in the mental health sector enables them to drive evidence-informed change in mental health where it’s needed most.

Vision and mission

Black Dog Institute has a clearly articulated vision for a mentally healthier world. This vision guides their 2022-2026 strategy to deliver research with real world impact to treat, manage and prevent common mental health conditions and suicide in workplaces, schools, health settings and the wider community.

How Black Dog Institute can help

  • They provide online tools and mobile apps for your mental health and wellbeing, all of which have been developed with lived advice from their lived experience network and successfully tested through research trials. Access to the tools on their website are at no cost.
  • They provide the latest evidence-based information suitable for anyone trying to find out more information about mental health conditions, treatment and wellbeing.
  • They have a range of evidence-based workplace mental health training programs designed for all roles in your workplace to improve mental health at an individual, team, and organisational level.
  • They offer free school-based presentations that have been designed to better equip students, teachers, parents and carers with the knowledge and resources to actively understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Their range of evidence-informed mental health resources and tools for schools have been developed for Australian teachers, students, parents and carers. They are free and available for you to use today.
  • They offer free evidence-informed presentations to community groups, including sports clubs, general interest groups and local councils, to provide practical and relatable advice to help your community members feel more confident talking about mental health and seeking support. Presentations are delivered by trained presenters with lived experience.
  • They offer free, confidential support for emergency first responders and their families, and for health care professionals experiencing burnout.
  • They provide clinical resources and training for healthcare professionals looking to expand their knowledge and confidence in caring for patients with mental ill health.
  • They regularly host free, evidence-informed webinars for health professionals, workplace managers and the general public to help you approach mental health concerns in your workplace, family and community with confidence and equip you with knowledge about seeking help.
  • Research into mental health and suicide prevention is at the heart of everything they do. Their innovative trials and strong collaborations are providing solutions for the whole population.

Programs, apps and tools

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Black Dog Institute.

Last reviewed: August 2022

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