One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year. Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating.
The Black Dog Institute has a vision of a mentally healthier world. We bring together the strength of a medical research institute and a not-for profit organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by poor mental health. We aim to significantly reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and empower all people to live the most mentally healthy life possible.
JOIN TEAM BLACK DOG!
Members of Team Black Dog share our vision of a mentally healthier world. It's people like you, rallying together, to raise funds and awareness for the Black Dog Institute.
By giving your time, money or influence you can make a real difference to the lives of those living with mental illness. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
CREATE YOUR OWN EVENT
Give up alcohol, host a BBQ, celebrate your birthday, organise a raffle, hold an awareness evening for your community. There are many ways that you can get involved. Pick your own fundraising idea and we will support you all the way.
EXERCISE YOUR MOOD
We all know exercise is good for us – not just our body, our minds too! No matter how hard you want to challenge yourself, Black Dog Institute encourages you to #exerciseyourmood with a range of events to make sure there is something suitable for everyone. Whether it's a 5km fun run, your first marathon or something that gets you active, we will be with you every step of the way with training tips and great fundraising ideas.
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CITY2SURF GOLD TEAM
By joining Team Black Dog as a City2Surf Gold Charity runner, you will be part of a special group of people who want to run for the same cause, commit to a fundraising target and have fun at the same time! We want you to aim for your best in the world’s largest run and will support you in all areas of this journey.
So let's get the running shoes on and we can run for a menatlly healthier world together!
JOIN AN EVENT
Don’t want to start your own event – why not join one of ours? We have all sorts of amazing fundraising events on offer from bicycle rides in outback Australia to overseas treks. So get involved and join an event to challenge yourself!
A special way to honour a loved one when they pass away is to offer friends and family the opportunity to make a donation to Black Dog Institute, to continue our ground-breaking research into mental illness.