Black Dog Institute


Modern work: how changes to the way we work are impacting Australians’ mental health

Work in Australia has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. Technological innovation has led to wide scale digitisation of work, automation and the gig economy. The research presented in this paper focuses on workplace mental health.

Psychological distress in young people in Australia

This report, by researchers from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, reveals that substantially more young people in Australia are experiencing psychological distress than in 2012. The report also reveals that young people had higher odds of experiencing psychological distress if they identified as...

What can be done to decrease suicidal behaviour in Australia?

More people die by suicide than in road accidents every year. The causes of and motivations behind suicide are complex. This white paper considers emerging research and experiential evidence and its potential to drive system reform and reduce suicide.

Can we talk?

This report reveals almost one in four young people in 2018 said they are experiencing mental health challenges, with young females twice as likely as males to face this issue. A higher proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people also met the criteria...

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution: Indigenous Lived Experience Project report

In June 2018, the Centre of Best Practce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Preventon (CBPATSISP) facilitated a workshop to investgate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experiences of suicide. The aims of the workshop were to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and...