IT'S OK TO SAY IF YOU DON'T FEEL OK
Visually show anyone suffering from anxiety or depression that “it’s ok to say if you don’t feel ok” by wearing or displaying the dancing black dog logo.
Dancing With The Black Dog is a registered mental health charity; the black dog is a widely-used euphemism for depression. We’ve therefore developed the Dancing With The Black Dog logo as a symbol that anyone can wear or display to show their support for sufferers of anxiety and depression, to convey the message that it’s OK to say if you don’t feel OK.
As a general principle, we do not actively or regularly seek financial donations from individuals or organisations. We focus almost entirely on the sale of our black dog branded merchandise to cover our ongoing costs and to further spread our message.
So far, we've received orders for more than 100,000 pieces of our merchandise, mainly from Australia and the UK.
You don’t have to be suffering from anxiety or depression yourself in order to wear or display the dancing black dog symbol, because doing so does not mean you are saying “I suffer from anxiety or depression”. Rather, it means you are saying “it’s ok to say if you don’t feel ok” to anyone around you who may be suffering from anxiety or depression. As many as one in four people suffer in silence from depression or anxiety. Sometimes they come across as the happiest person in the room, yet on the inside they are in fact the loneliest.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON'T FEEL OK
If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or having suicidal thoughts, please visit our Get Help Now page where you can find a list of some of the many mental health support lines around the world. Likewise, if someone tells you they don’t feel ok, it’s important to listen to them, and it’s important to encourage them to seek professional help. Something as simple as a phone call may change a life - or save a life.
OUR AMBASSADORS & CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS
To view video messages from our Official Ambassadors, as well as further high profile celebrity / public figure endorsements, please click on the Our Ambassadors menu item.
IT'S OK TO SAY SHOP
In our "It's OK To Say Shop" section below, you can view and purchase a range of items directly from our website. Shipping is free for the products in this section.
In our "It's OK To Say Shop" section below, you can view and purchase a range of items directly from our website. To enlarge each image, please hover over it then click once. Shipping is free for the products in this section.
Lapel Pins (10mm)
The lapel pin is 10mm in diameter, has a small butterfly clip and comes in a smooth epoxy coating finish.
Please note: The lapel pin is small and subtle. If you prefer something larger, the metal badges may be more suitable.
Lapel Badges (25mm)
Our badges are exactly the same design as the lapel pin, but are 25mm in diameter and have a safety-pin/clasp style fastening.
They too come in a smooth epoxy coating finish.
Stickers (adhesive back)
The sticker is 78mm in diameter, with an adhesive backing. It has a water resistant coating, but recommended for indoor use only.
Window Stickers (static)
Our static PVC window stickers are also 78mm in diameter. They are designed to securely adhere to the inside of a car window and face outwards without the need for adhesive.
Patches (iron / sew)
Our iron/sew-on cloth patches are 78mm in diameter.
OTHER PRODUCTS - FROM PRINTFUL
Unisex Tank Top
Athletic Long Shorts
Long Sleeve Shirt
Men's fleece shorts
Organic tote bag
Eco Tote Bag
The lapel pins, badges, stickers and patches can be purchased directly from Dancing With The Black Dog via the "It's OK To Say Shop" section above.
Our logo is also available on a wider range of merchandise in this "OTHER PRODUCTS" section. They can be ordered here using the same seamless shopping cart as our "It's OK To Say Shop" section above, and we will pass on your order for print-on-demand fulfilment via Printful.
Don't see the product you want? We will gradually be adding to this range. Have a look at the full Printful Product Catalog and feel free to email as at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what else you'd like to see in our range.
Please note that shipping charges will apply to all items purchased from Printful, which will be shown prior to payment (tracking is included). Individual Printful products may also be posted separately.