MENTAL HEALTH

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.

SUPPORT

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.

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

Mountains for the Mind is a new campaign from Trail magazine promoting the benefits of being outside. We believe in the power of the mountains to change lives and improve mental health – and we need your help to spread the word.

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

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales.

CAMHS

The NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for young people and parents.

CALM

Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity based in England. 

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.