Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute

Established in 2002, the Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and suicide, and the promotion of wellbeing.

As a truly translational research institute, Black Dog aims to improve the lives of those affected by integrating research discoveries into everything we do – clinical care and digital health, training of health professionals, community education and public policy solutions. Through this approach we seek to reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and empower all people to live the most mentally healthy life possible.

Principal research areas

• Suicide prevention
• Reformed and improved e-mental health services
• Prevention of mental health disorders in young people
• Workplace mental health
• Post-traumatic stress disorder and refugee health
• Prevention, early intervention and novel treatments
• Translation and implementation science


Professor Helen Christensen


Mr Peter Joseph