Black Dog Ride from Central Coast to Hunter Valley raises awareness of mental health, depression and suicide prevention

Sunday’s wet weather didn’t stop 250 riders taking part in a motorcycle ride supporting mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

The Black Dog Ride travelled from the Central Coast, through the Cessnock CBD to Hope Estate, Pokolbin.

The ride was founded in 2009, and has since raised more than $2 million through 140-plus events nationwide.

Thousands of Australians from all walks of life have taken part, raising awareness of depression and funds for suicide prevention services.

Cessnock rider Tony Sheehan said the Black Dog Ride has helped to build a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention.

“Together, Black Dog Riders make a vital and positive impact in our communities,” he said.

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