The nine strategies that underpin the six Operation Compass campaigns are based on the internationally recognised research models of the Black Dog Institute.


The Black Dog Institute is recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of well-being. The organisation is focused on translating the knowledge gained from research into better health outcomes for people with mental illness.


The research, approach and vision of The Black Dog Institute is perfectly aligned with the vision and mission of Operation Compass.


A unique approach


The Black Dog Institute has a unique approach, integrating mental health research and clinical care with education to create effective outcomes in the community.

“All our work is grounded in scientific evidence, and we always incorporate the voice of lived experience. Our focus is to develop and share our knowledge to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness.”

- Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute Research

  • Drives evidence-based clinical practices and accredited education programs for health care professionals

  • Is used to promote better mental health through workplace training, school and community programs, as well as forming the basis of new national and state mental health policy

  • Formulates the development of e-mental health programs to provide accessible self-help resources and psychological interventions nationally and globally.

A Mentally Healthier World