Mental Health

The Blackdog Outdoors team are not professional mental health workers, therapists, or counsellors; however we all firmly believe that a re-connection with nature and the outdoors has a positive effect on mental health.  Getting out for a walk, a climb, or even a paddle with like minded people is a great way to relax and reduce stress.  We hope that by visiting this site you find a new activity to challenge you and help improve your general wellbeing.

We also appreciate that mental health issues can be complex, and that some days can be tougher to get through than others.  The information below is specific to mental health awareness and support should you need it.  You will also find a themed mental health blog at the bottom of the page, which you may find helpful.



If you require professional mental health support, or are concerned about the health of somebody else, the following support services are available to all.

If you are having thoughts of suicide then please contact either the Samaritans immediately by dialling the freephone number 116 123 or, for younger persons, contact the Papyrus Hopeline on 0800 068 4141.

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Suicide prevention requires a systematic community based approach. Our website is designed to support this process. Find out about our resources, map view and supporting...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Finding help when you need it should be easy. It’s often not. At ProblemShared, we offer remote access to a wide choice of qualified mental...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Supporting students with mental health issues.

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, it celebrated its 70th anniversary...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

A beginner's guide to the NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for young people and parents.

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity based in England. It was launched in March 2006 as a campaign aimed at bringing...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Our mission is to support in making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all black people in the U.K. We have put together this...

 Mental Health /  UK Wide

Andys Man Club is run exclusively by unpaid volunteers each day from central Halifax in West Yorkshire.

 Mental Health /  Yorkshire & Humber

ACMHS provides culturally sensitive services to African and African Caribbean people experiencing severe and enduring mental health conditions within Manchester and surrounding areas eg: schizophrenia,...

 Mental Health /  North West


Mental health and associated illnesses are now becoming de-stigmatised, thanks in part to widespread advertisement and campaigns.  This is a great thing; however we can all help this cause by further educating ourselves on mental health issues, symptoms of illnesses, and procedures for helping people to get the help and support that they need.

If you’re interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider then MHFA England provide qualification courses that can be booked nationally.