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Black Dog Institute

Contact

Name: Karen Elliff

Position: Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

Email: k.elliff@blackdog.org.au

Address

Hospital Rd

Randwick

Sydney 2031

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Our Mission / Objective

The Black Dog Institute brings 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 are unique in our approach; all of our work is evidence-based. By rapidly translating our research findings into improved and innovative clinical treatments, e-mental health tools and education programs, we can deliver tangible benefits and outcomes to the community.

Our vision is of a mentally healthier world.

Our Services

All of Black Dog Institute’s work is evidence-based, developed from our research findings. We develop and deliver:

  • novel clinical treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • e-mental health tools, such as apps and online therapeutic programs
  • health professional training
  • workplace education and programs
  • mental health awareness presentations to schools and community groups.

Our Beneficiaries

Black Dog Institute works with all groups in the community including:

  • rural, remote and regional areas, as well as metropolitan locations
  • high-risk groups such as Indigenous communities and refugees
  • youth, with a particular focus on early intervention and prevention
  • those most at-risk of suicide
  • high-risk workforces such as emergency services and male-dominated industries.

Projects in Progress

Black Dog Institute has over 90 research projects currently underway and in different stages of development and progress. Below are listed just a few.

LifeSpan – the largest suicide prevention trial to be implemented and evaluated in Australia involving the coordination of strategies within a local region.

StepCare – the implementation and evaluation of a stepped care online mental health service which integrates with general practice software and screens patients for mental health issues, stepping them up to the appropriate level of service and care they need.

Sleep App – an innovative mobile phoned app developed to teach young people good sleep habits and techniques for falling and staying asleep.

iBobbly – a randomised control trial of a tablet-based program specifically for Indigenous young people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Well@Work – development and evaluation of a mental health program for male-dominated workforces.

These are just a few of our current projects underway.

For priority projects requiring funding please contact Karen Elliff k.elliff@blackdog.org.au.

Our People

CEO

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen, Chief Scientist and Director

Leadership Team

Black Dog Institute is governed by an active and engaged Board drawn from all walks of life including government, medicine, science, legal, business, finance, government as well as includes the voice of lived experience.

Professor Helen Christensen is supported by a highly professional team of senior management comprising expertise in Finance, Operations, IT, Human Resources, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Education, Clinical Services and of course Research.

Registration Information

ABN

12 115 954 197

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a gift in your will and support our vision of a mentally healthier world. Leaving a gift in your will to the Black Dog Institute is a far-sighted decision that will continue to support our research and delivery of treatments and programs long into the future.

Your bequest can help us to:

  • develop more effective treatments for mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder
  • develop early intervention and prevention programs for young people to prevent the onset of mental illness
  • continue to expand our reach to more people throughout Australia with e-mental health and education programs
  • prevent suicide in our community.

For more information about how to leave a gift in your will to the Black Dog Institute please visit our bequests page.

General Donations

About 1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness each year, with depression and anxiety being the most common.

Mental illness starts early in life, with up to three-quarters of all mental illnesses emerging by the time a person is 24.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 – 44 years, with around 2,800 suicides each year and a further 70,000 attempts.

Mental illness and suicide devastate families and communities. But mental illness and suicide are preventable.

Please donate today to support our work.

Other support

Black Dog Institute relies on the generosity of businesses, philanthropists and the general public to deliver its education programs, develop innovative treatments and undertake pilot research studies and projects.

If you would like to fundraise for the Black Dog Institute, there are many ways you can get involved. Whether you want to run, swim, walk, bake, sing, paint, dance or do something else to raise funds for us – every little bit counts. To find out more about fundraising events in your area or to start your own fundraising event, visit our fundraising page. We’d love to hear from you!

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Black Dog Institute has an active network of over 150 volunteers located throughout Australia. To find out more about current volunteering opportunities, visit our volunteering page.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Black Dog Institute brings 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 are unique in our approach; all of our work is evidence-based. By rapidly translating our research findings into improved and innovative clinical treatments, e-mental health tools and education programs, we can deliver tangible benefits and outcomes to the community.

Our vision is of a mentally healthier world.

Our Services

All of Black Dog Institute’s work is evidence-based, developed from our research findings. We develop and deliver:

  • novel clinical treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • e-mental health tools, such as apps and online therapeutic programs
  • health professional training
  • workplace education and programs
  • mental health awareness presentations to schools and community groups.

Our Beneficiaries

Black Dog Institute works with all groups in the community including:

  • rural, remote and regional areas, as well as metropolitan locations
  • high-risk groups such as Indigenous communities and refugees
  • youth, with a particular focus on early intervention and prevention
  • those most at-risk of suicide
  • high-risk workforces such as emergency services and male-dominated industries.

Projects in Progress

Black Dog Institute has over 90 research projects currently underway and in different stages of development and progress. Below are listed just a few.

LifeSpan – the largest suicide prevention trial to be implemented and evaluated in Australia involving the coordination of strategies within a local region.

StepCare – the implementation and evaluation of a stepped care online mental health service which integrates with general practice software and screens patients for mental health issues, stepping them up to the appropriate level of service and care they need.

Sleep App – an innovative mobile phoned app developed to teach young people good sleep habits and techniques for falling and staying asleep.

iBobbly – a randomised control trial of a tablet-based program specifically for Indigenous young people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Well@Work – development and evaluation of a mental health program for male-dominated workforces.

These are just a few of our current projects underway.

For priority projects requiring funding please contact Karen Elliff k.elliff@blackdog.org.au.

Our People

CEO

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen, Chief Scientist and Director

Leadership Team

Black Dog Institute is governed by an active and engaged Board drawn from all walks of life including government, medicine, science, legal, business, finance, government as well as includes the voice of lived experience.

Professor Helen Christensen is supported by a highly professional team of senior management comprising expertise in Finance, Operations, IT, Human Resources, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Education, Clinical Services and of course Research.

Registration Information

ABN

12 115 954 197

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Leave a gift in your will and support our vision of a mentally healthier world. Leaving a gift in your will to the Black Dog Institute is a far-sighted decision that will continue to support our research and delivery of treatments and programs long into the future.

Your bequest can help us to:

  • develop more effective treatments for mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder
  • develop early intervention and prevention programs for young people to prevent the onset of mental illness
  • continue to expand our reach to more people throughout Australia with e-mental health and education programs
  • prevent suicide in our community.

For more information about how to leave a gift in your will to the Black Dog Institute please visit our bequests page.

General Donations

About 1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness each year, with depression and anxiety being the most common.

Mental illness starts early in life, with up to three-quarters of all mental illnesses emerging by the time a person is 24.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 – 44 years, with around 2,800 suicides each year and a further 70,000 attempts.

Mental illness and suicide devastate families and communities. But mental illness and suicide are preventable.

Please donate today to support our work.

Other support

Black Dog Institute relies on the generosity of businesses, philanthropists and the general public to deliver its education programs, develop innovative treatments and undertake pilot research studies and projects.

If you would like to fundraise for the Black Dog Institute, there are many ways you can get involved. Whether you want to run, swim, walk, bake, sing, paint, dance or do something else to raise funds for us – every little bit counts. To find out more about fundraising events in your area or to start your own fundraising event, visit our fundraising page. We’d love to hear from you!

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Black Dog Institute has an active network of over 150 volunteers located throughout Australia. To find out more about current volunteering opportunities, visit our volunteering page.

Our Annual Reports

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