In a medical context, clinical depression is a diagnosis characterised by a mix of physical and psychological symptoms such as weight loss, difficulty sleeping and feelings of sadness.
What is depression?
The term ‘depression’ is sometimes used to describe feelings of sadness. It's also the name for a group of illnesses characterised by a persistent low mood.Read more >>
Depression treatment options
There are many different management and treatment options for depression. It can take time but overcoming it is achievable.Read more >>
Supporting someone with a mental health problem
Someone who is experiencing mental health problem is usually able to live a successful, full life, particularly if they have help to manage it.Read more >>
Worried about a friend's depression?
If you're worried about a friend that has had to cope with a stressful event, or is grieving, their feelings of sadness might last for a while.Read more >>
Helping a friend with bipolar disorder
Supporting a friend or loved one with bipolar disorder can be hard. Understanding the disorder can make it easier and less confusing for both of you.Read more >>
Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic-depression, is a mood disorder characterised by exaggerated mood swings.Read more >>
What is postnatal depression?
Along with the euphoria that can come with having a baby it’s not unusual, to feel sad or stressed.Read more >>
Living with someone experiencing depression
Living with someone who experiences depression is not easy at times. When they're struggling, it can be hard to know what to do and say.Read more >>