We are a group of mental health professionals comprising psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and counselors.
Psychs on Bikes Inc is an organisation of mental health professionals riding motorbikes to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural and remote communities. Our motto is 'Riding for Mental Health' We have a passion for our work in the mental health industry and a desire to reduce the burden of mental illness in rural Australia. We also have a passion to ride motorbikes. Focusing on mental health, we visit communities in rural and remote Australia providing support, advice, awareness seminars as well as free health checks.
Founder Dr Joseph Dunn, FRANZCP 1990, MBBS Univerity of Auckland 1978
Joe, otherwise known as the 'Fat Controller", founded Psychs On Bike Inc along with a couple of his mental health colleagues during a motorcycle ride across the Nullarbor Plains in 2011
Helping communities with mental health wellness and awareness across rural Australia
We regularly plan rides across rural and remote areas of Australia for periods of 1 to 10 days. During the course of these rides, we host various events that can include free health checks, awareness seminars, advice and support.
The Principal purpose of Psychs On Bikes Inc is to promote mental health awareness, and educate the Australian community generally, with a focus on rural and regional mental health issues and, further, to seek to reduce the burden of mental health. Psychs On Bikes Inc will educate individuals, carers, local communities and the broader community to achieve their purpose.