This week marks Depression Awareness Week. Although this is a topic we have raised before in our blog post 'Mental Health Awareness', depression affects 3 in 100 people every year in the UK with many unaware of the symptoms and the treatments available to help you manage and recover from depression.
It can get better...
If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Organisations such as The Depression Alliance have lots of useful contacts on their website if you, a friend or a family member need someone to talk to about depression. They also suggest 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', simple actions you can do in your everyday life to help you feel good, function well and help you to manage depression. To learn more about these ways and explore how to make them part of your everyday life alongside professional treatment, visit www.depressionalliance.org.
Options are here to help!
Making small changes to your everyday life are a great start in managing depression and along with professional treatment can go a long way in aiding your recovery; Options are here to help when these changes are not enough. Our fully qualified and professionally trained counsellors are on hand to discuss and help you manage depression as well as many other issues including:
- Stress and Anxiety
- Life Changes
- Loss and Bereavement
- Eating Disorders