UNSW Founders & the Black Dog Institute collaborate to improve mental health

2020 is urging us to focus on developing ideas and innovations to improve mental health.

How might we turn our smartphones into a trusted buddy to help us better understand our minds, desires and mental wellbeing?

How might we better manage our digital identities to fulfil our need for individual freedom without harming ourselves and others?

How might we redesign healthcare using the digital footprints we leave as we work, sleep, eat, exercise and interact?

The Black Dog Institute Living Lab is a new forum for exploring the possibilities these questions raise, and taking action through research, projects and startups. The forum works with students, innovators, those with lived experience, technology providers and communities using workshops, events and hackathons.

For the first time, UNSW Founders is collaborating with the Black Dog Institute to develop ideas and innovations for improving mental health at our annual Virtual Pitch Night on July 28.

This friendly competition will see teams pitch their idea to an audience of peers and a judging panels to win cash prizes. 

  • 1st Prize - $250
  • Black Dog Institute Prize - $250
  • People's Choice Award - $250

Find out details and register to attend here

About Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is an internationally recognised research centre focussing on digital mental health, novel treatments and prevention in young people, suicide prevention and workplace mental health. It has a unique translational approach to research enabling the findings to be accessible through clinical services, education and eHealth products that improve the lives of all Australians.

Since 2015, the Institute has received over $10M in funding for digital health and artificial intelligence projects from the Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council and Federal Government Medical Research Future Fund.