My Black Dog - mental health support during Covid-19

My Black Dog

My Black Dog is an online peer to peer support service for people struggling with their mental health. All of our volunteers have lived experiences of their own battles with mental health and understand what you are going through. For those people who are finding it hard to reach out to family or friends for fear of being judged or burdening those closest to them, our volunteers can provide empathetic support without judgement or shame. We are online every day and free to use through a chat function, making it easier to have a conversation, even if you can’t say the words out loud. During Covid-19 when GP surgeries and counsellor offices were closed, we saw an 2030% increase in people using our services in a 12 month period. My Black Dog - when you don't know who to talk to, talk to someone who gets it.