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Introduction

After several years of fundraising at events, and two major fundraising campaigns adding up to over $9,000 for the Black Dog Institute, it’s time to go big!

Over the next 12 months, Zoomi Creations will be auctioning off art, and taking commissions by way of direct donation to the Black Dog Institute.

There is a dedicated page for donations, so that we don’t handle any money.

the black dog institute?

Science. Compassion. Action.

1 in 5 of us will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year. In Australia that’s around 5 million people. And roughly 60% of these people won’t seek help.

Black Dog are the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

They do this through ‘translational’ research. Integrating their research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Their partnerships with people with lived experience, federal, state and local governments, communities, schools, corporate Australia and others in the mental health sector enables us to drive evidence-informed change in mental health where it’s needed most.

Since they were foundation in 1985 as the ‘Mood Disorders Unit’ at Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, they have been at the forefront of mental health research. Rapidly evolving to drive the creation of new knowledge and ensure that clinical best practice continues to be improved and refined in line with the latest evidence.

Today, their focus has expanded to address new challenges and opportunities in mental health – suicide preventiondigital innovationlived experienceyouth and workplace mental health. Their work in mood disorders continues through investigation of new and better ways to treat and prevent conditions like anxiety and depression through digital tools and novel treatments.

Already, they are seeing impact nationally and internationally with major initiatives such as LifeSpanCRESPmyCompass and Bite Back.

Conclusion

Its going to be one hell o fa ride to $10,000!

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