There are many ways that you can get involved and show your support for SANE's Black Dog campaign.
Set up a monthly donation to help people struggling to cope with mental illness. Play your part in securing a future where everyone has access to emotional support and compassionate care.
A single donation can change a life. It ensures immediate assistance for people in crisis, distress or feeling on the edge of a breakdown. A donation of £25 means we can give 30 minutes of emotional support and practical help to three people in crisis.
We hope to put 40 Black Dogs into the public arena. Each £5,000 enables us to create one more Black Dog. Your donation however big or small will help us to reach this goal. Click here to donate today.
Photograph credited to Richard Walker at Image North
You can organise a Black Dog fundraising event at work, chool or in your neighbourhood. Organise a Black Dog bake with friends, a 'bring a dish' lunch at work, or maybe a Black Dog golf day - the choice is yours! We have a large range of materials available to help boost the visibility and profile of your event. Our fundraising team is on hand to answer any questions and support your efforts.
So what are you waiting for? Organise a Black Dog event today and support our campaign.
The SANE Community is the vital heartbeat of support for mental illness – people of all ages and backgrounds connected by the shared understanding that mental health matters. Please get involved and show your support. Register today and encourage your friends to sign up as well. Register now.
You can help raise awareness of the Black Dog campaign and mental health by following us on Twitter and via our pages on Facebook and You Tube. Please share your ‘likes’ with everyone you know – it really helps to change attitudes and reduce stigma.
You can also spread the message of the Black Dog with all of your friends and family online with a Twibbon.
Please share your experience of depression and mental illness. This helps to create a better understanding of mental health for everyone. Your diary doesn't just have to be in words, you can share artwork, photos, videos - the possibilities are endless!
Click here to read the Black Dog diaries of some of our supporters.
You can also write about your experiences by sharing a blog or story, here.