Black Dog Donations


Queen B began with founder, Cate Burton, being hit with panic attacks and taking up beeswax candle rolling as a hobby to calm her mind. 

Over the next decade she also tried CBT (3 different practitioners), NLP, NET, Kinesiology, meditating with a buddhist monk weekly, psychotherapy (2 different practitioners), hypnotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, nutritional medicine, carpentry, painting ceramics, reading copious books on panic attacks, eating freshly rolled oats (thanks Joost!) and ultimately accepted that she may need to just let go and accept them and with that they largely went away.

In the meanwhile, her passion for making and sending out light grew wings and Queen B became a hit and, well, here we are!  A force for good in a world crying out for more of it, we donate to The Black Dog Institute.  If every person who ordered online added $5 to their order we would be able to donate tens of thousands of dollars each year to research into mental illness.

Who is the Black Dog Institute?

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. It seeks to create a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.

Black Dog's Vision

A mentally healthier world.

Black Dog's Mission

Enabling mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.


What it Does


The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. 

The Institute aims to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. 

Black Dog's unique approach incorporates clinical services with our cutting-edge research, our health professional training and community education programs. It combines expertise in clinical management with innovative research to develop new, and more effective strategies for people living with mental illness. We also place emphasis on teaching people to recognise the symptoms of poor mental health in themselves and others, as well as providing them with the right psychological tools to hold the black dog at bay. 

Black Dog works directly in all parts of the community as well as guiding the development of new and improved policy. It places focus on those with specific mental health needs like young people, Indigenous communities, men, and high-risk workforces. 

The Black Dog Institute's primary areas of mental health research and treatment include: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people, suicide prevention, e-mental health, and positive psychology and wellbeing.



Australian mental health charities collectively receive just 0.8% of the entire gross income of the charity sector!* A staggering statistic when you think that almost a half of all Australians reach out for professional help at one time or another.

For example, the highest-ranked cancer charity by gross income from government and private donations received more than the top 16 mental health charities combined. 

Mental health is a growing problem in our ever changing world - technology in particular is disrupting the dynamics of human relationships. 

The Black Dog Institute needs you help! Australians need your help!