Let’s stop stigma – And change mental health

Welcome to Black Dog Tribe

About Black Dog Tribe

Founded in 2011 as a social networking platform for people affected by depression and other mental health conditions, the Black Dog Tribe (BDT) website is intended to be a place in which like-minded people can find their own ‘tribe’ and share experiences in a supportive online community through forums, blogs, daily news and mental health information.

BDT and SANE

From the outset, BDT worked with mental health charity SANE in the development of web content and professional support. SANE had pioneered the UK’s first mental health telephone helpline; online emotional support services, and shared the vision of BDT to be independent, objective and pragmatic.  

To mark its 25th anniversary, SANE launched the Black Dog Campaign to help more people and reduce mental health stigma. The charity also worked with Ruby Wax on a series of mental health forums enabling people to engage with leading experts.

Marjorie & Ruby Wax

BDT gifted the site to SANE. Announcing the partnership, Marjorie Wallace, SANE’s Chief Executive, said: “The possibility of extending the reach of our on-line community both nationally and internationally through Black Dog Tribe is exciting. We will enable many more people with mental health problems to connect with each other, keep up to date with global mental health news and combine peer group support with speedy access to professional help such as SANE’s services.”

Welcoming the ‘marriage’, Ruby Wax said: “Marjorie and I toast the betrothal of SANE’s Black Dog Campaign and our Black Dog Tribe. We hope that they will have a family of thousands, whom we will welcome to our new home.”

About SANE

SANE is a national charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental health problems. Our vision is a society where mental illness is free from stigma, discrimination and exclusion, and where each individual can receive the personal care and attention they require at any stage of their life. To achieve this SANE:

  • Provides emotional support, confidential help and expert information through its telephone, email, online support forum and text messaging services.
  • Undertakes research to understand the causes of and better treatments for mental illness.
  • Campaigns to raise awareness of all mental illness and combat stigma.

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    We encourage blog writers who write about mental health in all its shapes and forms to share their posts with fellow tribers.

    As we are committed to maintaining a lively but civil platform for discussion, we ask, when you submit your blog, to please avoid the following:

     

    • Triggering language which could cause distress
    • Commercial promotions
    • Requests for financial aid
    • Mudslinging at other organizations

    Please email your...

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    Mike Cadwallader is taking part in his first ever bodybuilding competition to raise money for mental health recovery!
     
    With help from family and friends, he is already in full training mode, and is posting regular video updates on his Facebook page.
     
    Mike’s goal is to raise £5,000 by competition time in May, and he’ll be...
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    Janet Murray, The Guardian
     
    Headteachers say better mental health services are needed, not more guidelines telling schools how to make referrals.
     
    It started with anxiety: worries about a spelling test, a school trip or a play he was taking part in. When his mother dropped him off at school, 10-year-old Leo would beg her not to leave.
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    Australian Associated Press- theguardian.com
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    Senator Nova Peris and Jeff Kennett join in campaign to combat depression and widespread racism experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
     
    Mental health advocate Jeff Kennett and former athlete Senator Nova Peris have unveiled a campaign to combat depression in the Indigenous community, saying racism is...
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    By Catriona Harvey-Jenner, Cosmopolitan
     
    New figures reveal wide regional disparities in money spent on services for the mentally ill.
     
    The Labour Party has revealed that mental health patients across the country are being subject to an...
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    Triber Susie Bell has sent us a poem written for her blog. 'Small Steps to Change' explores the slow walk to recovery and the choices that we have to make with each step.
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    For this month’s collaboration blog we asked you ‘If depression was a person, what would you tell them?’ It seemed that many of you had something to say to depression, over 100 of you in fact! 
     
    We had a great variety of responses, but there were a few themes that popped up. Many of you, unsuprisingly, wanted to have a few strong words.
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