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Thursday 8 June 2023

The voice of mental health science

Hi there, 

As we head toward a new financial year, the Australian government has drawn attention to mental health through its recent Federal Budget release, and by rolling out new legislation requiring workplaces to protect employees’ mental wellbeing.

As a medical research institution, we welcome the new federal funding for mental health, while also advocating for further reform based on evidence and research.

Below you will find more information on what the budget and new legislation mean for you, as well as tools and resources so you can stay informed and continue your journey to better mental health for yourself and those around you.

The content of this email includes references to mental ill-health and suicide prevention. If needed, please access crisis support and counselling services here.





Federal budget delivers immediate mental health action with a view of long-term reform

Black Dog Institute welcomes the Albanese Government’s first full Federal Budget which included $586.9 million in new funding for mental health.

We also stress the need for more long-term reform, including digital and blended mental health solutions to meet workforce shortages, high patient co-payments, and long wait times.

Learn what the budget means for your mental health care >





How to manage psychosocial hazards in your workplace


New federal legislation requires employers to manage psychosocial hazards in the workplace. What does this mean for you and your team? We created a guide to the new law with tips for better mental health at work.

Get the guide for better workplace wellbeing >






Join our 2023 Research Showcase!

Our third annual research showcase will broadcast live on the 17th of May. In this virtual format, you will hear directly from our leading researchers about their innovative work across the mental health spectrum and have the opportunity to participate in a virtual Q&A with the speakers.

Register now to attend >




Latest updates in the world of mental health research, technologies, clinical services, and education programs.


A free personal assessment tool to help you understand your mental health

It's normal to feel down sometimes, but if you're concerned about your mental health and unsure where to begin, the Online Clinic provides a range of clinical questions and provides a report with recommendations. 

Get a hold on your mental health >




Join our virtual group-therapy sessions

Virtual group therapy can help you learn strategies to break the cycle of anxiety and depression. Our evidence-based sessions are facilitated by psychologists and we currently have a limited number of spaces open. Learn more and send an enquiry if you think they might benefit you.

Learn more and enquire >


A mental health tool that works around your schedule

myCompass is an online tool that can help you identify unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and practice strategies to cope with them. It's free and based on strategies used in real clinical settings. 

Build better mental wellbeing >




Run with the team at City2Surf 2023

Join Team Black Dog and support people living with mental illness at Sydney’s most anticipated fun run this August. Register to be a CHARITY SUPERSTAR for Black Dog Institute to get free entry and a limited-edition running t-shirt. Spots are limited, so sign up now to get started.

Learn more and get started >


Wellness Tip: Unhooking from negative thoughts

This short video guides you through a meditative exercise that can help you release negative or intrusive thoughts.

Let go of negative thinking >








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