Black Dog Institute


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WHO ARE Black Dog Institute?

Black Dog Institute are a “research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible”.

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 mission is to enable “mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.”

WHAT DO THEY DO?

They undertake research and translate it to clinical treatments, health services and public health solutions. Their work is prioritised to focus on the following research areas:

  • Suicide prevention

  • E-mental health

  • Workplace mental health

  • Novel treatment approaches

  • Prevention in young people

  • Trauma and mental health

  • Knowledge translation and implementation science 

HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?

 Source: Black Dog Institute General Purpose Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2017

Source: Black Dog Institute General Purpose Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2017

 

 HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?

 Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

 SHOULD I DONATE TO Black Dog Institute?

Black Dog Institute are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They demonstrate that they are trustworthy; they describe how, and by whom, they are governed and managed, and they are transparent with their finances. Black Dog Institute also demonstrate they are effective. Their work is focused on identifying and delivering evidence-based solutions. They describe their strategy and activities in depth, as well as describing the results of their work. Notably, they work — and share their research — with a wide array of mental-health stakeholders.

Black Dog Institute demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation.

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.


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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. 

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