Black Dog Ride
For over six years the Black Dog Ride, has been raising awareness of depression and supporting suicide prevention. Funds raised by Black Dog Riders support the roll out of Mental Health First Aid's Teen Program to Australian Schools nationwide, and to build the capacity of Lifeline's online Crisis Support Chat service.
Black Dog Riders in every state and territory ride throughout regional Australia, raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention, culminating in a national meet up in the Red Centre of our vast country!
The 2015 Black Dog Ride chose Yulara, and the nearby Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, with reflective consideration on the previous Red Centre Rides to Alice Springs.
The iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) hold a deep spiritual place for all Australians. Some of you just don't know that yet.
It also provides us with a setting to quiet the noise of our lives, to sit and reflect. Our emotional and physical being seems insignificant in the shadow of the Uluru (The Red Monolith).
Both Indigenous and non Indigenous people feel the presence of the spirit within and on the land. The red sand hills, spinifex, natural beauty and the harshness of the country, both challenge us and welcome us.
Yulara has a population of barely 1000 but attracts 100,000s of visitors annually from all over the globe. They marvel in the shadow of the imposing outcrop of Uluru that stands dominantly on the surrounding flat country.
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