19 November 2015

HSBC and Black Dog Institute partner to save lives

HSBC is a major supporter of new mental health programs for Australians in need

One in four Australians experience mental illness in any given year and these statistics rise significantly for young Australians and those living in regional and remote Australia.

HSBC is supporting the Black Dog Institute to drive the development and delivery of effective services to these high risk groups in Australia through both innovation and education.

The money donated by HSBC will be used immediately to tackle significant mental health issues experienced by young Australians and those living outside our major cities.

This contribution has been earmarked for two vital projects focussed on improving access to quality care, reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking. These programs are:

  1. Delivery of clinically developed mental health education programs to 35 rural communities around Australia.
  2. Development and testing of Australia’s first ‘virtual’ mental health clinic for adolescents.

Tony Cripps, Chief Executive of HSBC in Australia said: “HSBC is committed to investing in the communities in which we operate and this partnership gives us an opportunity to make a real impact with Black Dog Institute, by de-stigmatising mental illness and contributing to the treatment and management of it.”

“We’ll also be working with the Black Dog Institute as part of our Wellness@HSBC employee initiative, giving our employees access to specialised workshops and events,” he said.

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HSBC Bank Australia
In Australia, the HSBC Group offers an extensive range of financial services through a network of 37 branches and offices. These services include retail and commercial banking, financial planning, trade finance, treasury and financial markets, payments and cash management and securities custody. Principal HSBC Group members operating in Australia include HSBC Bank Australia Limited (ABN 48 006 434 162, ACL 232595 and AFSL 232595) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (ABN 65 117 925 970 and AFSL 301737).

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