Your Impact

You're helping create better mental health for all Australians.

By taking part in One Foot Forward and raising funds, you are helping the 1 in 5 Australians who experience a mental illness every year.

You're helping to connect research answers, expert knowledge and the voices of people who have experienced mental ill-health to deliver solutions that work.

Funds raised through the One Foot Forward Campaign is being used to create real-world impact in these four key areas:


Providing people living with anxiety and depression access to our app, myNewWay, to help improve their mental wellbeing.

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Helping community presenters reach schools to talk about mental health, why it's important and where to find support.

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Helping to fund critical research to teach children with symptoms of anxiety & depression healthier ways of thinking.

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Supporting innovative research in suicide prevention programs to help people seek support when they need it the most.

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Black Dog Institute - Better Mental Health

We all know mental health in Australia needs to be better. And that’s our goal at Black Dog Institute.
Through world-leading research, we’re working to provide better solutions and outcomes for everyone
As one of Australia’s leading Medical Research Institutes, we know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges that we’re facing together.

Our research findings give us hope for the future. And by rapidly translating our research into evidence-based programs, services, and products, that hope can become reality. We want the best information we have available to be in the hands of the people who need it. To help themselves, their friends and family, their students, their workplaces, and their communities.

We’re always searching for the next best thing, and we don’t stop there.

We are privileged to work with some of the leading experts and partners in the sector to strive for better in everything that we do.

We know that through hard work, continuous knowledge sharing, and being led by the evidence, we can help to provide better mental health for all Australians.

The need for support.

Unfortunately, over 50% of people living with a mental illness in Australia will not seek professional help – often with tragic consequences.

In fact, suicide is the leading cause of death in people aged 15-44 years.

As a community, we need to come together to show those living with mental illness that they’re not alone and help fund crucial mental health research and support services.

Join us in solidarity and put One Foot Forward this October for mental health. Register your interest now so that you're the first to know when sign-up opens. 

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How 2023 funds were used

Funds raised by One Foot Forward participants in 2023 helped Black Dog Institute put ground-breaking new mental
health treatment, education and digital services into the hands of the people who need them most.

Here's what One Foot Forward helped us do in 2023:

Learn more about how One Foot Forward fundraising has helped create better mental health for all Australians.