How is Black Dog Institute funded?

How is the Black Dog Institute funded?

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.

Is the Black Dog Institute sponsored?

Black Dog Institute is a proudly independent not-for-profit medical research institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney.

Is Black Dog Institute a government Organisation?

Governance. The Black Dog Institute is an independent not-for-profit organisation located within the Prince of Wales Hospital Campus and affiliated with UNSW Australia (the University of New South Wales). Our strategy and activities are overseen by an Executive Committee.

Who owns the Black Dog Institute?

The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. It was founded in 2002 by the UNSW School of Psychiatry Scientia Professor Gordon Parker and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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Who does Black Dog Institute help?

Founded in 2002 and affiliated with the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Black Dog Institute operates in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

What is the purpose of Black Dog Institute?

Who we are. As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Why is it called Black Dog Institute?

One suggested The Black Dog Institute, capturing Winston Churchill’s descriptions of his own depressive states as a black dog. Most of us were initially ambivalent about the suggested name but progressively warmed to it and so proceeded with its naming.

Why is the Black Dog Institute called the Black Dog Institute?

The Blackdog Institute is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders through methods such as clinical services, research and education. The term ‘Black Dog’ comes from the metaphor most famously used by Winston Churchill to describe his own depression.

Who founded the Black Dog Institute?

Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW, was the founder of the Black Dog Institute and its initial Executive Director, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Are donations to Black Dog Institute tax deductible?

Your gift will enable us to continue to improve the lives of people impacted by poor mental health, by helping to support our research, clinical services and education programs. Thank you. Cardholder’s name: Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

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How common is mental illness in Australia?

1 in every 5 Australians — about 4 million people — suffers from a mental illness in a given year, and almost half the population has suffered a mental disorder at some time in their life. There are many different types of mental illness. The most common are depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

What services does RU OK provide?

Mental illness advice, referral and support via phone, webchat or email.

What age group does Black Dog Institute target?

About. The development of common mental health conditions occurs predominantly in adolescence to mid-20s, making these years critical for early intervention.

What does SANE Australia stand for?

About SANE Australia

Founded in 1986 as Schizophrenia Australia Foundation, SANE Australia is a national charity that provides support for those affected by mental illness.

Can I diagnose myself with bipolar disorder?

Please note, results are not a diagnosis, only a health professional can give a diagnosis. Please note that while great care has been taken with the development of this self-test, it is not a substitute for professional clinical advice.