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Black Dog Project

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The Black Dog Project is a student-led volunteer group. Our aim is to raise the awareness of and combat the stigma surrounding mental health, through delivering educational activities to young people at local schools and youth groups. Through our work we hope to normalise talking about mental health and equip young people with the strategies and confidence they need to look after their wellbeing.


In the last two years, we have been able to give over 52 schools talks and spoke to over 1700 students across Bristol in 10 local schools and youth groups. Our topics for workshops and assemblies range from body image, to exam stress, to anxiety, as well as the transition to university.


This year we are hoping to cover a broader range of mental health topics than ever! We want you, as a University of Bristol student, to help create and deliver these important educational resources for young people on topics, that you feel passionate about!


As a volunteer, you can get involved in:

  • Our regular group lesson planning sessions, and
  • Delivering workshops and assemblies, either in-person or virtually


You will need a DBS check to volunteer with young people with us. You can do this for free through Bristol SU here:


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Black Dog Project Committee 2020/21:


Joint Project Coordinators – Hester Careless and Olivia Andrews 

Treasurer – Thea Dimopoulou

School Coordinator – Amy Richardson

Volunteer Coordinator – Lucy Hayes

Lesson Coordinator – Ben Syndercombe

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.