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Psychs on Bikes Big Ride for mental health

Psychologists and psychiatrists are mounting up on their motorcycles for their annual Big Ride to bring mental health issues and therapies to people in remote communities. There’s the old saying that you will never find a motorcycle outside a psychologist’s office, that is unless it belongs to a psychologist who belongs to the group, Psychs …

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Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Cyclone postpones show and shine

Cyclone Debbie forced a scheduled Show and Shine in aid of depressions sufferers at Mt Mee’s Pitstop Cafe to be postponed to this Saturday, May 6, 2017. The event is part of Sandra Moran’s quest to raise funds and awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. She set off to ride around …

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Indian Scout

Black Dog Ride event aids mental health

The annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer rides for mental health awareness are coming up on March 19, 2017, with one lucky rider winning an Indian Scout. The Scout is valued at $19,995 and all riders who registered online before March 7 are now in the draw to win with the winner announced on the day. Black …

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BDR founder resigns, but ride goes on

Black Dog Ride founder Steve Andrews has resigned from the mental health charity after facing up to his own issues with depression and anxiety. In an open letter printed below, Steve says has succumbed after a four-year legal battle to Trade Mark the brand, plus social media criticisms and the deaths of three people on …

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Baton ride plans to go national

Organisers of an inaugural charity baton ride around Victoria for mental health issues among returned soldiers and emergency workers hope to make it an annual and national event. The inaugural baton ride from February 15-19, 2017, will raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among these workers, past and present. It …

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Sandra Moran suicide prevention

Sandra continues with Jaie’s legacy

Sandra Moran set off to ride around Australia in 2015 to raise awareness for depression after her son, Jaie, took his life in 2014. An accident in Western Australia halted her ride, called Jaie’s Journey, but Sandra continues to raise funds and awareness for depression and mental health. Her latest plan is for a Show ’n’ …

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Indian Scout prize for Black Dog 1 Dayers

One lucky rider in the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayers on March 19, 2017, will win a Scout donated by Indian Motorcycle Australia. The Scout is valued at $19,995 and all riders who registered online by March 6 are automatically in the draw to win. The winner will be announced on the day. Steve Andrews started …

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BMW R nineT Scrambler

Win BMW Scrambler in Black Dog Ride

A new BMW R nineT Scrambler valued at $21,480 is up for grabs in the fourth annual motorcycle raffle to benefit national suicide prevention charity Black Dog Ride. Tickets are $50 each and limited to 2000 tickets with the raffle closing on November 7 and the winner drawn on November 10, 2016. Proceeds from the …

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Ride to the edge Aussie ‘lap” to aid Beyond Blue

Lap of Australia to aid Beyond Blue

Sydney riders Taber and Damien plan to ride around Australia’s Highway 1, raising awareness of depression and $33,500 for the Beyond Blue charity. Taber knows all too well that the struggle is real having gone through his own experience with depression last year. He says “prevention is nine-tenths of the cure” and hopes this journey …

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Black Dog Ride teen suicide Terri Barclay

Teen suicide motivates Black Dog Rider

Brisbane rider Terri Barclay is riding more than 5500km around Queensland with the Black Dog Ride in memory of her teenage godson, Cameron, who committed suicide. “Cameron was just 16 years old,” says Terri at her lunch stop in Blackall today. “His loss was a terrible blow.” Terri is no stranger to long motorcycle trips, …

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