Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017

Defence and Emergency Workers save and protect lives. But this demanding work means they may experience the trauma of mental illness at twice the rate of other Australians. At Black Dog Ride, we find that statistic unacceptable and we're doing something about it. In 2017 we’re fundraising to provide these heroes with Mental Health First Aid training, so these heroes can identify and respond appropriately to a colleague in crisis, keeping them safe from harm. 

 

Black Dog Ride's goal is to raise $200,000 to fund 500 scholarships.

 

Black Dog Ride to Tasmania 2017 is bringing hundreds of people together to ride to the Apple Isle, engaging hundreds of communities and thousands people to raise awareness of this cause.

 

Please, dig deep and support this life saving initiative.

 

Because Even Heroes Need a Hand.

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$50 sponsors a Defence or Emergency Worker in Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

 

This 4 hour course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia, trains the participant in understanding risk factors for suicide; develops intervention strategies for someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours; and trains the participant in applying these skills in a safe environment. $50 sponsors one Defence or Emergency Worker in this suicide intervention training, ensuring they have the skills to help a colleague in crisis, keeping them safe from harm.

 

$400 sponsors a Defence or Emergency Worker in Mental Health First Aid

 

The Standard 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia, trains the participant to identify the signs of mental illnesses; how to identify a mental health crisis; how to safely provide initial help; where and how to get professional support; and what sort of assistance has been shown by to be effective. $400 will train one Defence or Emergency Worker in MHFA, ensuring they can identify an emerging mental health crisis in a mate and respond appropriately, keeping them safe from harm.

 

$4000 trains a group of Defence or Emergency Workers in MHFA

The Standard 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course, accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia, trains the participant to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses; how to identify a mental health crisis; how to safely provide initial help; where and how to get professional support; and what sort of assistance has been shown by to be effective. $4000 will train between 10 to 15 Defence or Emergency Workers, so these unsung heroes can take care of each other, as well as their community.