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Black Dog Institute

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Name: Karen Elliff

Position: Director, Fundraising and Development

Email: fundraising@blackdog.org.au

Website: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

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Hospital Rd

Randwick Sydney 2031

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Our Mission / Objective

Black Dog Institute is a research led, solution and program driven organisation committed to the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness and the reduction of suicide rates in our community.
Driven by science, compassion and action, we transform our research and knowledge into easily accessible, practical programs and services across the broader community.

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

We do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating our research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Our Services

Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a leader in researching the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders.  Our researchers and staff work within the following seven key research priority areas:

  • suicide prevention
  • e-mental health, such as apps and online therapeutic programs
  • workplace mental health 
  • novel clinical treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • prevention in young people
  • trauma and mental health
  • knowledge translation and implementation science

Our Beneficiaries

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

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

Projects in Progress

Black Dog Institute has over 143 research projects currently underway and in different stages of development and progress. Below are listed just a few.

Future Proofing – the study aims to prevent depression and anxiety in young people. The ground-breaking initiative will engage 20,000 Year 8 students and follow them over a five-year period to discover how to use smartphones to deliver preventive interventions on a large scale. 

The Essential Network (TEN) for health professionals a mobile app that connects and provides fast, easy, anytime access to evidence-based tools, resources, programs and specialists. Developed by health professionals for health professionals, it’s a one-stop resource and help centre, providing self-assessment, self-management and treatment for stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. 

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

LifeBuoy a smartphone-based app designed to help young people manage their suicidal thoughts and negative feelings in daily life. The app is informed by the principals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

These are just a few of our current projects underway. For priority projects requiring funding, please contact us at fundraising@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

Mental health is something that has the potential to touch every single one of us. Leaving a gift in your will to Black Dog Institute is a powerful legacy, making a bigger impact than most people can achieve in a lifetime, for generations to come.

A gift as little as 1% of your estate can have a big impact to help us understand, treat and prevent mental illness into the future. 

If you decide to leave a gift in your will, you’ll be invited to join the Luminaries, a community of like-minded passionate supporters who are lighting the way for the next generation.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will and how to join the Luminaries, please visit our website. Our Planned Giving Coordinator, Joan Cameron-Smith would love to hear from you. 

General Donations

Donate for mental health science, compassion and action.

Your gift helps us learn more about the causes of mental illness, and apply that knowledge to develop evidence-based mental health tools that are accessible to everyone. We turn our research insights into practical, real-world solutions.

Your gift puts mental health tools in the hands of Australians who need them and helps our highly-skilled and compassionate team of educators build mental health literacy and reduce stigma in schools, workplaces and communities.

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, grow a mullet, 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

Visit our website to see current employment opportunities at Black Dog Institute.

Volunteer with us

Black Dog Institute has an active network of over 150 volunteers located throughout Australia.

We welcome all enquiries about current opportunities that suit a variety of skills and interests. To find out more about current volunteering opportunities, visit our volunteering page.

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Black Dog Institute is a research led, solution and program driven organisation committed to the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness and the reduction of suicide rates in our community.
Driven by science, compassion and action, we transform our research and knowledge into easily accessible, practical programs and services across the broader community.

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

We do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating our research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Our Services

Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a leader in researching the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders.  Our researchers and staff work within the following seven key research priority areas:

  • suicide prevention
  • e-mental health, such as apps and online therapeutic programs
  • workplace mental health 
  • novel clinical treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • prevention in young people
  • trauma and mental health
  • knowledge translation and implementation science

Our Beneficiaries

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

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

Projects in Progress

Black Dog Institute has over 143 research projects currently underway and in different stages of development and progress. Below are listed just a few.

Future Proofing – the study aims to prevent depression and anxiety in young people. The ground-breaking initiative will engage 20,000 Year 8 students and follow them over a five-year period to discover how to use smartphones to deliver preventive interventions on a large scale. 

The Essential Network (TEN) for health professionals a mobile app that connects and provides fast, easy, anytime access to evidence-based tools, resources, programs and specialists. Developed by health professionals for health professionals, it’s a one-stop resource and help centre, providing self-assessment, self-management and treatment for stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. 

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

LifeBuoy a smartphone-based app designed to help young people manage their suicidal thoughts and negative feelings in daily life. The app is informed by the principals of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

These are just a few of our current projects underway. For priority projects requiring funding, please contact us at fundraising@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

Mental health is something that has the potential to touch every single one of us. Leaving a gift in your will to Black Dog Institute is a powerful legacy, making a bigger impact than most people can achieve in a lifetime, for generations to come.

A gift as little as 1% of your estate can have a big impact to help us understand, treat and prevent mental illness into the future. 

If you decide to leave a gift in your will, you’ll be invited to join the Luminaries, a community of like-minded passionate supporters who are lighting the way for the next generation.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will and how to join the Luminaries, please visit our website. Our Planned Giving Coordinator, Joan Cameron-Smith would love to hear from you. 

General Donations

Donate for mental health science, compassion and action.

Your gift helps us learn more about the causes of mental illness, and apply that knowledge to develop evidence-based mental health tools that are accessible to everyone. We turn our research insights into practical, real-world solutions.

Your gift puts mental health tools in the hands of Australians who need them and helps our highly-skilled and compassionate team of educators build mental health literacy and reduce stigma in schools, workplaces and communities.

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, grow a mullet, 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

Visit our website to see current employment opportunities at Black Dog Institute.

Volunteer with us

Black Dog Institute has an active network of over 150 volunteers located throughout Australia.

We welcome all enquiries about current opportunities that suit a variety of skills and interests. To find out more about current volunteering opportunities, visit our volunteering page.

 

Our Annual Reports

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