A Groundbreaking Partnership: Awake Academy, Layne Beachley, and the Black Dog Institute

Today marks a pivotal moment at Awake Academy. We’re elated to announce that Awake Academy and the Black Dog Institute are officially partners, and I am incredibly honoured to announce that I will be the first Black Dog Institute ambassador.

This collaboration brings together a broad range of clinical and practical approaches to preventing, managing and overcoming mental wellness challenges, with a focus on using evidence-based tools, resources, and insights to promote overall well-being.

As a Black Dog Institute Advocate, I am committed to sharing the practical approach I’ve honed through years of tackling life’s curveballs, both in and out of the surf. I truly believe in the potency of sports and physical fitness as a tool for resilience, a belief that has been endorsed by the latest research from the Black Dog Institute itself.

As the first official ambassador for the Black Dog Institute, I aim to translate the clinical knowledge surrounding mental health into a language that resonates with a broader community. Through this partnership, we are uniquely positioned to make a real difference – encouraging proactive mental health care, fostering resilience, and ultimately, improving lives.

How will we do this? One of the exciting elements of this partnership is the opportunity for community members to not only engage with research and experts but to practically apply this knowledge into their mental wellness journeys.

These talks will provide support, answer questions, and offer useful insights into the latest developments in mental health research. Throughout 2024, we will be seeking new and exciting ways to incorporate Blackdog into our Own Your Truth course, and to provide our Tribe with the most up-to-date mental health resources.

Helping You Help Others

For every course bought from Awake Academy, $7 will be donated to the Black Dog Institute. This contribution goes towards supporting invaluable research and the development of educational resources, fuelling our collective mission of mental health advocacy. By enrolling in a course, you’re not only investing in your mental wellbeing, but also contributing to a larger cause, by making a tangible impact on the lives of others.

In essence, this partnership represents a win-win-win situation. By purchasing a course, you’re not only helping yourself, but you’re also assisting others and contributing to a healthier planet. As we advance into the holiday season, let’s prioritise our mental fitness and prevent burnout before it starts. Mental wellness is a journey, and together, we can make it a fulfilling one.

This is just the start of what will be an incredible partnership and we can’t wait to get the ball rolling!

You can read the official announcement here.

Let’s do this!

Layne xx

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