“The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible”.
This charity is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness and Altitude Advisers is proud to show our support and help raise awareness for such a worthy cause.
As an indication of how prevalent mental health issues have become in Australia:
- 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition in a given year
- Almost 1 in every 2 Australians will experience a mental health condition at some point in their life
- Anxiety is the predominant mental health condition in Australia with approximately 14% of the population experiencing a disorder each year
In 2019 Altitude with be showing our support with monetary donations to Black Dog, participating in workplace mental health and wellbeing workshops, taking active steps to show kindness within our Team and by commencing a ‘pay it forward’ campaign within our community.
One of our company’s core corporate values has always been to be a positive influence in our community, and we believe this ‘pay it forward’ campaign works hand-in-hand with that value. We are looking forward to thinking up various ways to get out and help spread a little happiness and, of course, sharing with you how we have managed to do it (look out for #KindnessIsContagious on our social media).
For more information on The Black Dog Institute or to make a donation of your own, please head over to their website or contact us at Altitude.