How your fundraising dollars are used

1 in 5 of us will experience a mental illness in any given year. In Australia, that’s around 5 million people. And roughly 50% of these people won’t seek help.

As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to help create better mental health for all.

Your mullet and funds raised will help us drive real change and fund ground-breaking mental health research. This will put digital services and education into the hands of people who need it the most.


Providing people living with anxiety and depression access to our app, myNewWay, to help improve their mental wellbeing.


Helping community presenters reach schools to talk about mental health, why it's important and where to find support.


Helping to fund critical research to teach children with symptoms of anxiety & depression healthier ways of thinking.


Supporting innovative research in suicide prevention programs to help people seek support when they need it the most.

myCompass is a free online tool that can help you identify unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn strategies to deal with them.

Learn more

Why support Black Dog Institute?

Through world-leading research, we’re working to provide better solutions and outcomes for everyone.

As one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, we know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges that we’re facing together.

Our research findings give us hope for the future. And by rapidly translating our research into evidence-based programs, services, and products, that hope can become reality. We want the best information we have available to be in the hands of the people who need it. To help themselves, their friends and family, their students, their workplaces, and their communities.

We’re always searching for the next best thing, and we don’t stop there.

We are privileged to work with some of the leading experts and partners in the sector to strive for better in everything that we do.

We know that through hard work, continuous knowledge sharing, and being led by the evidence, we can help to provide better mental health for all Australians.