Australian businesses can make a significant contribution to their community by helping us to reduce the impact of mental illness and the stigma attached to it, as well as by raising awareness of mental health.
Paul Ramsay Foundation is supporting the Black Dog Institute to implement LifeSpan, a world-first systems-based approach to suicide prevention. Over the next six years, LifeSpan will be implemented and evaluated in four regions across New South Wales. The foundation's $14.7 million donation represents the single largest philanthropic donation to suicide prevention received in Australia. If successful, it is hoped that this program will provide the national framework for suicide prevention. Read more about LifeSpan.
David Jones is proud to partner with the Black Dog Institute.
David Jones has been part of the fabric of Australian society since 1838 and is committed to strengthening the legacy through its community investment program.
By working together with its people, customers and charity partners, it's determined to inspire positive change in the community through the focus areas of empowerment and wellbeing.
David Jones partnership with the Black Dog Institute will encourage Australians to maintain good mental health, in particular through Black Dog's Exercise Your Mood program. David Jones donated 10% of activewear sales from August 28 till 11 September 2016, to support mental health research and programs.
HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. In Australia, HSBC Group offers an extensive range of financial services through a national network of 37 branches and offices.
HSBC has a commitment to investing in the communities in which they operate, working with leading charities to support projects primarily focused on education and environment.
In 2015, to mark its 150 year anniversary, HSBC launched a community fund which will benefit more than 140 community projects and local charities worldwide over the three year period from 2015-17. One of the charities HSBC is partnering with in Australia is the Black Dog Institute; HSBC is supporting delivery of two vital programs:
- development of an innovative adolescent online mental health clinic, delivered through Australian high schools
- the national roll-out of mental health education programs to young people, health professionals and communities in rural and regional Australia.
Future Generation Global Investment Company
Future Generation Global Investment Company (FGG) is Australia's first internationally-focused listed investment company, with the dual objectives of providing investors with diversified exposure to global equities, while also helping to improve the lives of young Australians who are affected by mental health issues.
From 2016 and over the next five years, FGG will support Black Dog's Youth Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention and its mission to reduce suicide attempts and deaths in young people. This specific youth-focused research centre will develop solutions that lower suicide risk by implementing evidence-based therapies and programs leveraging technologies popular with young people, such as smartphones and social media.
For more information go to the FGG website.
Virgin Australia launched in 2000 and has since established itself as a contemporary, full-service airline with a reputation for exceptional customer service. It is the second largest airline in Australia and has a combined network of more than 450 destinations with its alliance partners. The Virgin Australia Group employs around 10,000 people in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Black Dog Institute delivers mental health workshops to cabin crew personnel and people leaders across the business and around Australia. Virgin Australia staff members have also been active in participating in events to raise funds and awareness about mental health for Black Dog Institute.
The CBH Group is Australia's largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing. CBH Group is owned and controlled by Western Australian grain growers.
CBH's storage and handling system receives and exports around 90% of the WA grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world. CBH values safety, health and wellness across the communities in which it operates and has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to deliver a multi-year integrated mental wellbeing program. The program will deliver mental health training to rural health professionals, as well as mental health education and awareness programs to grain growers with a specific focus on farm businesses, high school students and the broader population within the grain growing areas of WA.
Coates Hire is Australia's largest equipment hire company with over 130 years of experience in the industry. Coates Hire supplies to a wide variety of markets including engineering and building construction and maintenance, mining and resources, manufacturing, government, and events.
No matter how big or small the project is you can count on Coates Hire to help make it happen. They listen, understand and go the extra mile for their customers, from Australia’s largest industries, to the contractors and tradies working on the job site down the road. They are committed to safety and reliability and care deeply for their team, customers and the community.
2015 saw the beginning of a national partnership between Coates Hire and the Black Dog Institute. Alongside the Black Dog Institute, Coates Hire believes in peace of mind and a world where it’s ok to talk about feeling down.
You can find out more about the partnership at the Coates Hire website.
Founded in 1976, SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps organisations turn large amounts of data into powerful knowledge for business decision making. The company is also recognised worldwide as a workplace of choice.
SAS is passionate about active participation in the wider Australian community, underpinned by a strong engagement of its staff in community initiatives through its Data For Good program. SAS supports the Black Dog Institute through financial donations, as well as in-kind support through sharing its data analytics expertise, software and resources for Black Dog programs, including the LifeSpan suicide prevention project.
Maddocks provides premium legal services to corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. The company advises national clients across education, government, infrastructure, healthcare, professional services and technology, from its Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices.
As an active member of the wider community, Maddocks has a comprehensive corporate social responsibility program. As part of this program, Maddocks has partnered with the Black Dog Institute, providing pro bono legal advice across a diverse range of matters and undertaking employee fundraising and awareness activities.
Aon is Australia's leading provider of broking and consulting services for risk management, insurance transactions, reinsurance, human capital consulting, and financial planning. Aon's key advantage is its broad view of two of the most important issues in the economy today: risk and people. Utilising this advantage, Aon empowers economic and human possibilities for clients, colleagues, and communities around the world.
The Aon Charitable Foundation (ACF) is committed to sharing Aon’s human, intellectual, and financial resources across Australia. The ACF strives to create a meaningful and lasting impact through community involvement, including corporate philanthropy, employee giving, and volunteer programs. As an official partner of ACF, the Black Dog Institute is helping Aon prioritise the prevention of mental health illness amongst colleagues and family members. Through regular information sessions and support projects focused on mental wellbeing, Aon is striving to raise awareness and build resilience.
Read more about the partnership at the Aon website.
Paramount Safety is a safety products company with distribution centres and offices located Australia-wide. They offer a range of personal protective equipment and site safety equipment, branded ProChoice Safety Gear® distributed to remote mine and work sites.
Paramount has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to raise funds and broaden awareness of the importance of mentally healthy workplaces by releasing a limited edition ProChoice hard hat featuring the Black Dog Institute logo.
For each Black Dog Hard Hat sold, $2 was donated to the Black Dog Institute. This initiative ran from 1 September to 30 November 2014.
Wentworthville Leagues Club has been part of the Holroyd Parramatta region of Western Sydney since 1962 and is one of the largest community and sporting clubs in NSW, with over 50,000 members.
Wenty Leagues is proud to be a business community partner of the Black Dog Institute via its ongoing campaigns to help raise funds and build awareness in the greater community about mental illness and suicide, in particular men's mental health.
Goodman is the largest industrial property group in Australia and one of the largest in its markets globally. Goodman has a strong ethos of active community investment. Through the Goodman Foundation it strives to improve the quality of life, standard of living and health of people across the communities in which it operates.
The Goodman Foundation has a comprehensive community investment strategy encompassing contributions to the community through donations, volunteering, workplace giving, in-kind programs and long-term partnerships. Through strategic partnerships with charities, the Goodman Foundation is building communities and making a meaningful difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Through the generous financial support from the Goodman Foundation, the Black Dog Institute is delivering INSIGHT, its youth mental health education program to high schools across Sydney and surrounding areas.
With support from the Myer Foundation, the Black Dog Institute is building a youth-based phone app focused on teaching young people good sleep habits and techniques. Sleep problems can be a precursor to mental health problems in adolescents, yet are highly treatable. This app will provide an engaging and evidence-based tool targeting sleep problems in young people and be the first of its kind.
Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research (AFFIRM)
AFFIRM has provided initial seed funding for RAFT (Reconnecting After a Suicide Attempt). The RAFT project seeks to improve continuity of mental healthcare for young people following a suicide attempt, with the aim of reducing the risk of a repeat attempt. Working with clinical collaborators and young people who have previously attempted suicide, the Black Dog Institute is developing a brief mobile phone-based messaging intervention to support young people following their discharge from hospital after a suicide attempt. Studies show that this is a particularly high-risk period for further self-harm and suicide, and an important period for continuity of care.
Black Puppy Foundation
Black Puppy Foundation provides ongoing support to the Black Dog Institute through supporting the organisation's Early Career Researchers via an annually awarded travel grant, project funding and more recently supporting the establishment of the Black Puppy Fellowship for Early Career Research into Youth Mental Health. Jointly supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation, this fellowship is awarded annually to a researcher engaged in the application of technology in youth mental health interventions.
Through a three-year funding partnership, the Ottomin Foundation is supporting Black Dog’s suicide prevention program in young people, RAFT (Reconnecting After a Suicide Attempt). The RAFT project seeks to improve the continuity of mental healthcare for young people following a suicide attempt, with the aim of reducing the risk of a repeat attempt. Working with clinical collaborators and young people who have previously attempted suicide, the Black Dog Institute is developing a brief mobile phone-based messaging intervention to support young people following their discharge from hospital after a suicide attempt. Studies show that this is a particularly high-risk period for further self-harm and suicide, and an important period for continuity of care.
The NAB Foundation supports innovative community initiatives in mental health. The foundation is helping to fund the Black Dog Institute’s StepCare project, a first-of-its-kind pilot project that integrates mental healthcare into GP clinics through an online platform that supports cost-effective accessible screening, early intervention, treatment and follow-up for those experiencing anxiety and depression. The aim of this project is to evaluate this innovative system of individualised stepped mental health care, that could ultimately be implemented throughout general practice clinics right across Australia.
auDA Foundation has supported the Black Dog Institute's phase 1 feasibility trial of StepCare, a program that integrates mental healthcare into GP clinics through an online platform that supports cost-effective accessible screening, early intervention, treatment and follow-up for those experiencing anxiety and depression.
The James N. Kirby Foundation has supported the Black Dog Institute for several years through donations to support a wide range of programs. Most recently the foundation supported the delivery of health professional training workshops in rural and regional areas of NSW and Queensland.
Initial support, over three years, from the nib Foundation enabled the Black Dog Institute to develop and implement HeadStrong, a mental health teaching resource aligned with the PDHPE high school curriculum in every Australian state. The support also provided training to teachers, counsellors and youth workers to deliver the program. Additional funding from nib more recently refined and re-launched the program as HeadStrong 2.0, which included interactive e-learning modules on seeking help and building resilience, as well as customised modules for parents and young people called MindStrength.
The Neilson Foundation has been a long-term supporter of the Black Dog Institute. Over many years, the foundation has generously supported various projects and programs, most recently our technology-based youth mental health programs.