We are delighted to announce that Newspoll, The Black Dog Institute and The Australian have commended as part of Mental Health Month 2013. The award, for cross sectoral collaboration recognises the work of the three participants in conceiving, producing and publishing the Black Dog Index.
Newspoll CEO Martin O‚ÄôShannessy said ‚Äúthere is ample research to show that promoting discussion of mental health and feelings of depression will encourage people to seek help and reduce the suicide rate, especially among males.
We wanted to support this by raising the topics of suicide and mental health generally to a more visible point in the national conversation through a regular, prominently published index‚ÄĚ
He said ‚ÄúThe Australian jumped on board as soon as the idea was raised and has been a fantastic partner publishing the Index on the front page every time.
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