Become a volunteer
If you have experienced struggles with mental health and feel you are in strong place to help others who are fighting, please be in touch. You will need to:
- Be strongly committed to helping others
- Have experienced mental health issues in order to relate to those seeking help
- Be willing to talk about your own experiences
Talking about your struggles is hard, and we therefore only accept volunteers who can be candid about their experiences and willing to devote time to helping this cause.
This isn't for everyone, so we urge you to think carefully about volunteering. Don't feel bad if you can't, like I said, talking about this is tough, we totally get it. You can always help in other ways, so if you have an idea for fundraising or have suggestions for the website please be in touch!
Hi there, my name is Becca and I’m a volunteer for MY BLACK DOG. I’ve had personal experiences with mental illness from about the age of 14, and have been diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. I used to suffer from Anorexia and Bulimia, but when I realised I was bisexual, it helped me to overcome this - when I saw beauty in other women of different shapes and sizes, I managed to finally see it in myself too. I have volunteered with MY BLACK DOG because I am passionate about supporting people, and about reducing the stigma attached with mental illness. I want people to know that there are people here who want to listen, and that you’re not alone.