Mental Health

The Black Dog Outdoors team are not professional mental health workers; 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.

 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS

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 the Samaritans immediately by dialling the freephone number 116 123.

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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

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

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

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

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

 Mental Health /  Yorkshire & Humber

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

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.