Black Dog Institute

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Get Active and Exercise Your Mood.

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1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness each year, yet less than half of those experiencing mental illness in Australia seek professional help. Exercise is just one of the activities which Australians can get involved in to maintain good mental health.

From 28 August to 11 September David Jones will donate 10% of activewear* sales to Black Dog Institute to help support mental health research and programs.

David Jones is encouraging Australians to maintain good mental health through exercise by supporting our charity partner, Black Dog Institute’s campaign, Exercise Your Mood.

Exercise can help boost serotonin, which plays a key role in the brain in regulating mood, sleep, and appetite. It can increase your levels of endorphins, which have natural mood-lifting properties.

Remember, start small and find something you feel good doing.

Get active and Exercise Your Mood.

*Excluding: Lorna Jane





Watch a short 3 minute video to learn how Black Dog Institute are changing the lives of everyday Australians.





Help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental illness:


Professional help

Your GP is a good starting point for learning about mental illness and available treatments.


Other support

  • Friends and family
  • Online resources & mobile apps by Black Dog