Feeling low and depression

Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. The following links provide access to useful tools and resources.

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General information

This guide published by Mind explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

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Anxiety and panic attacks

Mind is a leading mental health charity in the UK and produces a wide range of high-quality resources to help people understand a range of mental health issues. This booklet looks specifically into the causes of anxiety, its effects and what to do to reduce it to a manageable level. It also provides some information about severe anxiety, including panic attacks and panic disorder. Friends and relatives of people who experience anxiety may also find it useful.

Shared experiences

A short video presenting individuals sharing their experiences of depression.

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Clinical depression

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

NHS Choices provides a wide range of resources to support those suffering from depression, including general information, links to useful support groups/organisations, information on treatment options and forums where you can talk about depression.