The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders (depression and bipolar). Mood disorders will affect approximately 1 in 5 Australians. Those affected do not need to suffer in silence. Depression and bipolar disorder can be managed. The Institute's goal is to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of mood disorders by continuously raising clinical, research, education and training standards.
Donations are vital for the Black Dog Institute to continue helping so many Australians.
While we receive some government funding, we rely heavily on generous donations from individuals, businesses and community fundraising events like Yoga Aid. Funds raised from the Yoga Aid project will be used to complete a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Wellbeing Group Program to assist group members in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Wellbeing Plan, which involves identifying triggers and warning signs of episodes and developing immediate and long-term wellbeing strategies to help better manage episodes and the particpants mood disorder in the future.