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Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a major community partner of the Canberra Raiders. The formal partnership was formed in December 2020.

The Black Dog Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan.

The partnership will see both organisations focus on mental health education and training in the community and workplace as well as fundraising and research support for mental health.

The partnership will create positive community engagement to increase awareness of mental health, available resources and support and an increased mechanism to raise vital funds for mental health research.

Bite Back

Black Dog Institute's Bite Back is an online space aimed at improving the overall wellbeing and resilience of young Australians aged between 13-16 years of age.

It's a space where you can learn new ways to increase your levels of wellbeing, reduce stress levels and improve your mental fitness. The best part is that it's fun and packed with loads of interactive activities.

With Bite Back you can:

  • Increase your happiness
  • Improve your stress levels
  • Improve your friendships
  • Improve your focus
  • Set goals and stick to them

The Bite Back Mental Fitness Challenge helps you take control of your mental fitness. Each week you'll be sent tips, info and weekly activities to help you on your journey. Track your progress on the website throughout the challenge to see the full impact.

Week 1 - Gratitude
Week 2 - Mindfulness
Week 3 - Social Connections
Week 4 - Strengths
Week 5 - Meaning and Purpose
Week 6 - Mental Fitness Plan

Bite Back and sign up at


Below are some resources from the Black Dog Institute:

COVID-19 resources

Evidence informed fact sheets

Wellbeing - resources and tips

Digital tools (Includes an online clinic and self-tests for anxiety and depression)

Bushfire resources

HeadGear (The 30 day mental fitness challenge - designed mostly for males)