Get your staff involved in corporate fundraising for mental health
Looking for a way to improve your organisation’s culture, reputation and bottom line? We can help you to create your own fundraising activity tailored to your workplace.
Experts predict that by 2030, depression will be the leading health concern worldwide. Currently, we know that 45% of Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, and a whopping 65% with a mental illness do not seek help.
Research has shown that 86% of consumers believe that companies should take a stand for social issues, and over two thirds will throw their loyalty behind companies that do so.
By getting your staff together at an event this year, encouraging your team to get involved in workplace giving or getting active for mental health on your organisation's social media, you can help create a mentally healthier workplace and raise crucial funds to help turn those statistics around.
Download our corporate fundraising toolkit for a step-by-step guide on creating an event or mental health campaign tailored to your workplace.
You'll receive regular updates on our progress and the impact your workplace is making for mental health, and you’ll have opportunities to share how your workplace is working to become a leader in mental health.
Every year, one in five Australians will experience a mental health issue. It's something that touches every single one of us. The health, social and economic costs affect not only individuals but also their families, businesses, employers, communities and the entire global economy.
At the Black Dog Institute, we're harnessing the power of research, working hard to create a world that's mentally healthier for everyone.
We’re working to save lives every day. We are a global leader in our field, and the only independent medical research institute focused exclusively on mental health across the lifespan. This makes us unique in our ability to deliver outstanding research and transform it into practical programs and services that change lives.
Connecting research with people keeps us right on the cutting edge of new ideas, evidence, technology and innovation where the real breakthroughs are happening.
Our aim is to reduce the severity and incidence of mental illness, actively reduce suicide rates, innovate new models of care and create easily accessible solutions to empower everyone to look after their mental health.
We're making progress, but there is still much more to be done. Your support helps us to continue to pioneer mental health work that works.
Virgin Australia staff pulled together for mental health in a heroic competition to bring a 41-tonne Boeing 737 across the finish line in the fastest time possible.
12 teams of Virgin Australia employees from across the country came together in a feat of fitness and teamwork to shine a light on the positive impact that exercise has on mental health, and raise much-needed funds for ongoing mental health research.
Hundreds came together with friends and family at the Plane Pull event, including seven-time Supercar Championship driver, Jamie Whincup, as well as Emily Bates and Emma Zielke from the Brisbane Lions AFL Women’s League team. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were also be there to lend a hand.
Our Chairman, Peter Joseph, said that Virgin Australia’s contribution was invaluable in being able to provide a platform for mental health:
“It goes without saying that the Virgin Australia team are a passionate group of people who are willing to dedicate their time to supporting our mission, which is to ensure that we can turn our research into evidence-based mental health resources to help the one in five Australians who experience mental illness.”
Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director, Paul Scurrah, competed in his first ever Plane Pull and said the airline was proud to get behind causes that support mental well-being:
“We are focused on using our role within the community as a force for good. The Plane Pull event is a great opportunity for team members to flex their muscles and raise funds to support the work of the Black Dog Institute, who have supported the Virgin Australia community for many years."
Virgin Australia are working to promote positive mental health through their Better Me platform — an initiative that provides team members with information and resources to encourage a healthy and active approach to work and life.
Money raised at the plane pull supports the Black Dog Institute’s world-class research, which will help more people access mental health services, including through our depression and exercise physiology clinic.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange mental health training in your workplace, please get in touch with me directly.
To hold a staff fundraising event or campaign, please fill out your proposal below and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.
Anna Hamilton | Corporate Partnerships Officer
Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031
T: 02 9382 8375