The Black Dog Adventures team 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 ride, or even a climb like-minded people is a great way to stave off and reduce mental distress. We hope that by visiting this site you find an 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.
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 self-harm or suicide then please contact the Samaritans immediately by dialling the freephone number 116 123.
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.