Black Dog Ride Blog

Opinions, news, and ideas from Steve and Black Dog Ride Bloggers

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03 September 2017

Tasmania 2017 Registrations Are Open!

Black Dog Ride’s inaugural adventure to the Apple Isle departs in late October from every corner of the country to kickstart a national conversation about mental health, meeting in Hobart to celebrate this inspiring grassroots suicide prevention ride.

03 September 2017

Blazing a Trail of Wellness for WA Prison Officers

The West Australian Prison Officer's Union wanted to shine a spotlight on mental health amongst WA Prison Officers, and invited Black Dog Ride along to share our story.

03 September 2017

Brainstorming the Road Ahead for Black Dog Ride

Facing a crossroads this year, the BDR brains trust came together to evaluate and assess the internal and external environment of Black Dog Ride; develop measurable objectives going forward; and work towards establishing the vision and values which drives Black Dog Ride's direction, sustainability and outcomes as a suicide prevention charity into the future.

01 September 2017

From Masterchef to Motorcycles

Masterchef Australia contestant Ben Bullock is embarking on an adventure like no other that will take him half way around the world on a Hunter motorcycle from Perth WA to Perth, Scotland. This ride has a purpose: Ben wants to inspire people to go out "become involved" and "have a go". Being engaged and involved is one of the best ways to beat the black dog.

15 August 2017

Denmark Does It Again!

Black Dog Riders in Regional WA Fund MHFA Training For 55 Community Members! Sunday July 22nd marked the day when 55 community members in and around Denmark WA had been trained in Mental Health First Aid by Black Dog Ride funded courses.

23 June 2017

1 Dayer Raffle Winner Rides Away on His Indian

Black Dog Rider David Goddard was stunned when his ride Coordinators, Merv and Julie Storton, announced at lunch during the Fleurieu 1 Dayer that he was the winner of Black Dog Ride's Registration Incentive Raffle. The prize? An awesome Indian Scout valued at $19,995!

13 June 2017

Message From Black Dog Ride's New CEO

When I first heard that Steve Andrews was stepping aside, my first thought (after that initial “What the...?" moment) was ‘OK… what now?” Read the message of introduction that Black Dog Ride's new CEO has written for Black Dog Riders...

13 June 2017

Black Dog Ride Welcomes New CEO

In the search for Black Dog Ride's inaugural CEO, we knew we needed a visionary, someone with dedication and drive to grow Black Dog Ride; a team player who can bring together hundreds of volunteers and thousands of Black Dog Riders for our common cause. It is with great excitement for the future that the Board now announces Black Dog Ride's new CEO.

24 April 2017

Black Dog Ride Welcomes First Aboriginal MHFA Instructor

Australia's Indigenous communities suffer the highest suicide rates in the world. The road ahead, of healing and hope, will be a long one but each step takes us closer to strong healthy resilient communities. Black Dog Ride is immensely proud to announce that the first Black Dog Ride funded AMHFA Instructor has been trained and is already training others in her community.

09 February 2017

Black Dog Ride Announces Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Black Dog Ride are pleased to announce that our Wangaratta Coordinator Jim Redmond will be Black Dog Ride's Interim CEO to manage the planned March 1 Dayer and October's Black Dog Ride to Tasmania.