My Black Dog is a community-focused platform offering peer-to-peer conversations for people who are struggling with mental health challenges and trauma.
*For People, not pets
Speak to us by using our chat box below when you don't know who to talk to. Whether you're experiencing uncertainties, feeling trapped, or simply curious, we are here to support you. Talk to someone who gets it.
Free, available online and every day
We are volunteers
We understand that coping with mental health is HARD, and not knowing who to talk to can make you feel scared and alone.
You might be worried about what people will think of you, you might feel ashamed, you might feel that they won't understand you.
Every single person that is a part of My Black Dog, from the volunteers to the ambassadors have felt this way before. We get it.
My Black Dog is not a crisis point or a suicide line. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the Samaritans by calling 116 123.
This site is for adults. If you are under 18 years of age, please visit Childline.
Online Mental Health Chat Opening Times
We can get busy, so please stay with us!
Take a look around the My Black Dog website; there are some great articles and blogs to read, as well as some alternative therapy ideas. You are NOT ALONE. We're here for you.
We are volunteers
All of My Black Dog's volunteers have their own experiences of struggling with emotional well-being. They can offer an empathetic ear for someone who really needs their help.
We're delighted to have such moving feedback from our guests, here are some of their experiences, in their words.
If you'd like to share your experiences with My Black Dog, you can email us. All feedback is anonymous. Thank you.