1 in 5 of us will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year. In Australia that’s around 5 million people per year, and roughly 60% of these people won’t seek help. As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, Black Dog’s aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Beaurepaires, a proud partner of Black Dog Institute, has developed an initiative to support Black Dog Institute by helping raise funds for crucial mental health research. Beaurepaires has pledged that they will donate $1 from every tyre purchase over the month of August 2022. This donation will help put ground-breaking new mental health tools, that work, into the hands of people who need them.

“We know a huge part of our workforce falls into the 60% of Australians who may not reach out for support, so we want to lead from the front and make sure our staff have all the resources and support they need to manage their mental health in a changing world. We are committed to supporting our staff, creating an environment in which mental health discussion is encouraged, and in turn reducing the stigma associated with it. This involves continual improvement of mental health resources and a focus on supporting staff within our offices as well as those within our stores and branches across Australia. - Scott Bennett, Vice President Beaurepaires.

Since Black Dog’s 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, Black Dog Institute’s areas of strength include suicide prevention, digital mental health, workplace mental health, new treatments and prevention in young people. They continue to join the dots, connecting research answers, expert knowledge and the voices of lived experience to deliver solutions that work across the healthcare system for patients and practitioners alike. To learn more, visit: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

The $1 donation in now live, and will run until 12pm AEST on Wednesday the 31st August. Customers can by instore or online to contribute to Beaurepaires x Black Dog Institute $1 donation month initiative. If you would like to donate, click here.