The My Black Dog Pack

Niki Clarke
Founder & CEO

Hi, I'm Niki! I started My Black Dog after years of battling with depression. I went through some VERY dark times, which are hard to describe or even talk about. I do however, think you should talk to someone, and someone who understands. I want you to know, you are NOT alone in how you feel - My Black Dog are here for you to talk to. I am so grateful for our incredibly brave team - all of them have been through really hard experiences, and they are here to share that with you.

Eddy Temple-Morris
Patron of My Black Dog

We are so proud to have Eddy as our Patron.

Presenter of Virgin Radio's weekday mid morning show and Mobil One The Grid on Channel 4. Producer, remixer and composer for the band, Losers, Ambassador for the mental health charity CALM and chair of their Music Board 2015-2020.

Great to be in cahoots with you Eddy!

Our ambassadors

Kate Rowe-Ham
Instagram Fitness Trainer / Spin instructor / Mental health campaigner
in earnest
Songwriting that encourages open and honest conversations around mental health.
Psych-garage messy noise from the beating heart of Leeds.
Nick Hogben
Mouth of Manliness podcast and Loveless artist. Mental health survivor and activist
Barry Ashworth
Dub Pistols, producer, remixer, front man, dance music pioneer
Gail Porter
TV/Radio presenter, actress and mental health stalwart.
Kate Lawler
TV, Radio and voiceover artist
Susie Weaver
Mental health campaigner / blogger at So Happy In Town
Catrin Vincent
Songwriter (Another Sky)
Singer, Songwriter
Ollie Pile
Musician (Bare Noize)
Aaron Clarke Potter
Head Chef
Danny McNamara (Embrace)
Singer, songwriter, lyricist, scriptwriter

Board of trustees

Rachel Stuart-Buttle

Rachel has a wealth of experience in event management and planning. After working for Rhurbarb for over ten years Rachel recently started her own company - Turn of Events. Rachel has particular expertise in event planning in London and has hosted some of the biggest and brightest charity galas! I am immensely pleased to have her on board, both for her meticulous planning and proven event success.

Oliver Roth

Oliver is a Management Consultant with experience working within central government, healthcare, and the education sectors. He is an expert on building digital services and providing business analysis support on major projects. I am so pleased to have Oliver on board, he will be supporting strategic planning and data analysis.

Leon Douch

Leon is Head of Insurance at Allianz Global Investors. In 2015 he raised over £80k for four charities in Rendevous Run, an event in which a series of cars were driven from London to Monte Carlo! Leon is a great networker and has extensive experience as a company director and client development manager. I am really looking forward to his input as we move ahead! Thanks for coming on board!

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We are an online mental health charity. We are not doctors or therapists, not counsellors or psychiatrists, we are people who understand; people who have ALL experienced mental health issues.