My Black Dog is a charity that offers peer-to-peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health.
All of our volunteers are people who have lived experiences of their own mental health battles and understand what you are going through. We are FREE. ONLINE. EVERY DAY.
When you don't know who to talk to, talk to someone who gets it.
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
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the bank holiday weekend we will be closed Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May. Service will resume on Tuesday 31st May.
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'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.