We're off to the Top End in 2018!

Black Dog Riders in every state and territory depart in August to ride throughout regional Australia, starting conversations around depression and suicide prevention, and culminating in a national meet up in the Top End of our vast country!

Black Dog Ride' iconic annual long distance ride is an Australia-wide suicide prevention project raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention in local communities across the country. In August 2018, hundreds of Black Dog Riders are headed to the Top End, saddling up to harness the black dog of depression, start a national conversation about suicide prevention, and support local community mental health projects.

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Our Belief

Black Dog Ride believes that fostering awareness of depression in communities is the best catalyst for preventing the tragedy of suicide.

By bringing together hundreds of people - most of whom have lived experience with mental illness or suicideation - empower both the participants of the ride and the communities they visit with the knowledge that mental illness can be managed, and that people can live a fulfilling life with a mental illness.

Our Goal

Black Dog Ride's goals when developing mental health and suicide prevention community campaigns and activities are:

 Engaging and collaborating with local communities Australia wide
 Raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention in those communities
 Building important social links for riders, community members, and community groups
 Linking riders and community groups to mental health support services
 Building the capacity of Black Dog Ride volunteers around Australia
 Supporting local businesses and community groups

 Raising vital funds for mental health projects

Our Mission

Hundreds of Black Dog Riders taking to the roads in every region of the nation starts conversations, and this builds awareness everywhere. By starting a national conversation about mental health, amplified by Black Dog Riders from every corner of the country, we can normalise depression, we can encourage people to seek support when experiencing a mental health crisis, and we can ultimately prevent suicide.