World class mental health research covering everything from early intervention to management
Information & facts about mental illnesses, online self-testing, current treatments and wellbeing
Online resources to help you or someone you know become mentally healthier
Educational programs and resources for health professionals, community groups, workplaces and schools
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Concerned that you or someone else is in immediate danger? Black Dog does not offer crisis support. If you or someone close to you is experiencing distress or is in immediate danger dial 000.
When you are experiencing mental health problems, supportive and reliable information can help you make informed choices and could change your life. At the Black Dog Institute we share what we know to help you better understand what you're going through and to make you aware of the help available. Knowing when to seek help is a key step in taking control of your mental health.
When you are experiencing a mental health problem, access to support and reliable information can change your life. Knowing where to seek help is a key step in recovery and ongoing management of mental health problems. At the Black Dog Institute we believe everyone with a mental illness should be able to access excellent care and services.
Support from friends, family and health professionals, plays a significant role in the recovery process of someone experiencing a mental health issue. Knowing the most effective way to provide support relieves much of the worry about saying and doing the right thing. Educating yourself about mental illness is really the foundation of support. The Black Dog Institute provides tips, materials and links to e-mental health agencies that help friends, family, and carers gain essential knowledge.
When life gets tough, getting help doesn’t need to be. Access self-tests and treatment programs 24/7 on your mobile, tablet or desktop computer to better understand and tackle the challenges you face.
At the Black Dog Institute we combine expertise in clinical services with innovative research to develop new and effective strategies for people living with mental illness. An appointment at one of our clinics is an opportunity to access healthcare at the highest level, based on scientific and clinical evidence as well as the voice of lived experience. Our clinicians work alongside your referring doctor to help manage your mental health issues and can link you into other Black Dog services including wellbeing groups and e-health programs. At your appointment you will also be offered the opportunity to speak to a research assistant to find out about participating in our ground-breaking research studies.
Health professional education and training provides GPs, psychologists, social workers and mental health professionals with the latest research on common mental health conditions, applied to their professional setting. Our interactive, case-based workshops, webinars, online training and podcasts are available around Australia, for individual and group enrolment.
Our community education programs are presented by people who have firsthand experience of the impact of mental illness and the stigma that can surround it.
Our fact sheets cover a range of topics from depression to e-mental health and are freely available to download as PDFs.