Who are Black Dog Institute?
Black Dog Institute are a research institute that enable “mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation."
They are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 12115954197.
WHY DO THEY EXIST?
Black Dog Institute highlight that each year 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age. The annual cost of mental ill-health in Australia is over $60 billion. 
Their vision is for a “a mentally healthier world." 
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They undertake research and translate it to clinical treatments, health services and public health solutions. Their primary areas of mental health research and treatment include:
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
workplace mental health
adolescents and young people
positive psychology and wellbeing.
HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?
HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?
Should I donate to Black Dog Institute?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to Black Dog Institute will be used as stated, that is, to enable “mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation."
We believe that Black Dog Institute is trustworthy. It is clear who the charity is run by and how donations are used. Their financial model is presented. They show where donations go. It is clear who is in charge. Roles are described and performance is monitored. They have policies in place to prevent the misuse of funds.
Black Dog Institute also demonstrate that they are likely to be effective. It is clear what they do and the benefit they deliver. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities that they have delivered. They present results from the last financial year. Finally, we note that program evaluations are a core feature of their work.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend Black Dog Institute present the following:
activities and results of activities within the context of their strategy.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Black Dog Institute and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
Download our complete evaluation of Black Dog Institute below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether Black Dog Institute is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.
Note: the report will be delivered via email 2 working days after the order is submitted.
Find out whether Black Dog Institute is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on our evaluation.
 Black Dog Institute Annual Report 2017/2018