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 of people to raise awareness of this cause.
Please, dig deep and support this life-saving initiative, because even hero's need a hand.
Give the black dog a pat!