March 22, 2016 - Eating Disorder Conference Perth



Hope & Healing .

I’ll be presenting ‘Hope & Healing Through Art & Stories – The Black Dog Project’ at an eating disorders conference, 29-30th March, 2016 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle for professionals, family members, carers and consumers.    See information here.  Or phone 9340 7711.  Organised by the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Eating Disorders Program & Bridges Eating Disorders Association of WA.



(Artwork from book, ‘In My Room’).

November 5, 2013 - The Write Place


car body poetry


Wrote The Black Dog Story on a car body in the desert in the middle of Australia, on the Great Central Road.

(From Clunk & Jam book pictured bottom centre.)


June 1, 2012 - Why Have Our Children Stopped Dancing


The Black Dog Project Conference Talk at Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health – Perth Convention Centre June 11-13, 2012.  

This presentation provides a snapshot of the outcomes of a Government funded pilot study into the effectiveness of The Black Dog Project website and print resources used as both a counselling tool by Health Professionals, and as a personal aid and direct line of support for children, young people and families dealing with personal and mental health struggles.  The study was initiated by the WA Association of Mental Health and conducted by Founder of The Black Dog Project, Janine Browne and Researcher, Dr Caroling Bulsara from University of Western Australia.

December 8, 2009 - Writing the wrongs …


BLOG self e

Over the last two Youth Focus camps, two giant canvas pieces were used to explore identity and self esteem.   We then folded out the things that have a negative impact on self esteem and displayed the good stuff – what helps them  feel better about themselves.

October 18, 2009 - Anybody – Somebody ?


IMAGE knock knock

Knock Knock .

Designed the ‘Knock, Knock’ campaign postcard for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2007 (WA) as part of Black Dog’s involvement in the Bridges Eating Disorders Collaboration Committee here in Perth, which brings together key service providers and stakeholders in the community with the aim of improving both services and awareness of eating disorders.    The Butterfly Foundation (VIC) recently initiated a National Collaboration Group which brings together relevant and interested parties throughout Australia. .

September 22, 2009 - Away with the pixels




Thank you to Che, Mike, Kareen and Eion (Melbourne) for so generously redesigning The Black Dog Project website (2009) and fund raising over $4,000 which enabled books to be given to young people at Youth Focus.   Thanks so very much to those who donated on the night.