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.
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 since 2010 and chair of their Music Board 2015-2020.
Great to be in cahoots with you Eddy!
MY BLACK DOG Volunteer Trainer and Supervisor
Jane Jackson, is passionate about sharing her knowledge and techniques for releasing trauma.
Having developed her skills to overcome a long battle with depression and addictions, following Childhood Trauma; plus several long-term physical health problems including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Jane has gone on to establish a successful business supporting others to release DIS-EASE from their MIND, BODY and SPIRIT.
Following a 15-year career in Mental Health, where Jane was involved in setting up and establishing several ground breaking service user led mental health projects in the community, she then went on to develop her on practice and write her first book, Monsters Under My Bed: Recovering From Childhood Trauma.
My Black Dog Ambassadors
Board of Trustees
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 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 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!