The Canberra Raiders are pleased to announce they have established a formal partnership with the Black Dog Institute.
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.
Raiders Wellbeing Manager, Andrew Bishop said that the partnership will benefit not only the Raiders but also the surrounding regions.
“Formalising this partnership with the Black Dog Institute will allow the Canberra Raiders to continue to create positive community engagement and deliver on our social responsibility to the communities in our region,” Bishop said.
“This includes NRL players and staff, Canberra Region Rugby League partnerships, stakeholders and junior pathways which encompass the ACT, west to the Riverina, east to Batemans Bay, south to Albury and north through to Bathurst and Orange.”
Black Dog Institute, Director of Fundraising and Development, Karen Elliff said “We’re very excited to be continuing our partnership with the Canberra Raiders. Their support will help the Black Dog Institute continue our vital mental health research and support programs for all people in Australia.”
The Raiders and the Black Dog Institute worked together on several initiatives throughout 2020 in partnership with previous major sponsorship Huawei.
The Raiders raised over $50,000 across the various initiatives which included the team wearing a special Black Dog Institute jersey which was later made available for auction.
A number of players also chose to grow mullets as part of the Black Dog Institute’s #MulletsForMentalHealth campaign in October.