The Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute

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The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness.

"We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.

What we do
The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing.

We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high-quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased access to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.

Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. We combine expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay. We work directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy. We place focus on those with specific mental health needs like young people, Indigenous communities, men, and high-risk workforces.

Our primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and wellbeing." - The Team at Black Dog Institute.

Black Dog vision
A mentally healthier world.

Black Dog mission
Enabling mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.


Mullets for Mental Health with Black Dog Institute.
On behalf of the team at BSc, Founder and Owner Greg Young has been supporting Mullets For Mental Health by growing his own lush mullet.

If you can contribute in ANY way please follow the link to Greg's Black Dog Institutes Official Fundraising Page

The Meaning Behind The Mullet
Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-44, and 60% of Australians reporting symptoms of mental illness don’t seek help. But together we can turn things around by funding mental health research, education, and innovation.

By taking on the mullet challenge, you are raising vital funds for research and education projects. You're also sparking conversations about the things we can do to support each other's mental health during a time of need.

What is BSc doing?
In September, BSc will share $1 from every single online sale in support of Black Dog Institute Mullets For Mental Health.

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