The Black Dog Institute and Skydive Australia have teamed up once again to bring you a new team of brave CEOs and senior leaders from across NSW and Victoria, who are willing to go to new heights for life-saving mental health research and education.
Around one in every five Australians experience a mental illness each year, and suicide is the 13th leading cause of death for this country. The Black Dog Institute’s annual CEO Skydive for Mental Health raises vital funds to support the mental health of Australians. 16 CEOs took part in last year’s inaugural CEO Skydive and raised $291,529 to help fund mental health research and education.
“Mental Health remains a key issue for Australia, particularly as we feel the pressure of national and international events,” said John O’ Sullivan, CEO of Experience Co. which owns and operates Skydive Australia.
“After a fantastic event in 2021, Skydive Australia looks forwards to supporting the CEO Skydive again in 2022 to raise funds that will help Black Dog Institute continue their important research into mental health.”
The event will take place in two locations with the first planned for Wollongong on the 29th of April and another for St Kilda on the 6th of May.
Seven-time World Champion surfer, Layne Beachley, is one of the many inspirational leaders who are taking part in this year’s CEO Skydive at Wollongong. Layne is a strong advocate for mental health and has shared her own experiences in the past.
“It’s wonderful to see senior leaders from such a wide variety of industries taking on the challenge and participating in this year’s skydive. They are leading from the top when it comes to supporting mental wellbeing. Each leader has a goal of raising $10,000, with these critical funds going towards the Black Dog Institute‘s research and programs which reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide,” said Tasman Cassim, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Black Dog Institute.