Depression

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Depression Alliance

The largest charity in Britain that is run by and for sufferers of depression and their carers.

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Depression Alliance Scotland

A national charity for people with depression in Scotland.

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Depression

Self help guide from Moodjuice, an Internet site developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley.

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Depression

Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

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Depression and Low Mood

Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

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Prisoner Depression and Low Mood

Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.

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Depression

Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.

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Depression World

Information and support for people with depression.

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Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust aim to increase awareness of the signs and the dangers of Depression and to foster encouragement for those who may be depressed to seek help.

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Introduction to Mental Health

Information from Directgov the UK government's website.

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Stress, Anxiety, Depression Confidential Helpline

Aims to encourage individuals suffering with Stress, Anxiety and Depression to seek professional help and any treatment from their general practitioner, and at the same time to educate on the benefits of selfhelp strategies like relaxation, exercise, stress management techniques, etc., to reduce the impact of the illness on their lives, their families lives and to help reduce the risk of future relapse.

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Bi-Polar UK

National user led organisation for people whose lives are affected by manic depression. Includes: self help groups, information, publications, employment advice, legal advice line and travel insurance.

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Depression UK

A UK nationwide self-help organisation made up of individual members and groups which meet locally on a regular basis for mutual support.

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Lumie

Lumie is a provider of light therapy for treating SAD and other bodyclock related problems including sleep problems and jetlag.

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Students Against Depression

A website that offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about depression. The site has been developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.

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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid

This website gives details of a training course which will teach you what to do if someone is having a crisis with their mental health and also how to look after your own mental well-being. Their website gives details of times, locations and what the course involves.

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Stand to Reason

Stand to Reason is a mental health charity who is working to promote, and hopes to become a focus for, a multi-party anti-stigma agenda. Dovetailing and partnering with other third sector organisations and government agencies, they intend to build levels of co-operation similar to that achieved by mental health charities in response to the draft Mental Health Bill.

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Depression overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Depression

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Depression in children and young people

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Vagus Nerve ~Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Depression with a Chronic Physical Health Problem

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Depression and anxiety - computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Treating depression without using prescribed medication

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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[url=http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_078536]Cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with depression and anxiety: what skills can service users expect their therapists to have? [/url]

Information from the Department of Health.

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[url=http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_078537]The competences required to deliver effective cognitive and behavioural therapy for people with depression and with anxiety disorders [/url]

Information from the Department of Health.

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Depression

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Manic Depression

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Depression

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Sad/Unhappy - Responding helpfully to a child or young person who are appears sad, unhappy or depressed.

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Talking about depression

Information from Health Scotland.

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MIND

MIND, one of Britain's leading mental health charities provides a series of leaflets on depression.

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Mental Health Care

Website with information for family members and friends of people who have psychosis, based on the results of research carried out to learn more about the causes of psychosis and to develop better treatments or improve existing ones.

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Depression

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Antidepressants

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Depression

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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