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Depression and Low Mood

Our Mental Health Advisors can help put support in place if you are experiencing symptoms of Depression and Low Mood. If you want to read some further information on what Depression is and how it might affect you, you can find that by clicking this link.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described, or if you are worried about your mental health, then please make an appointment to discuss with your GP as soon as possible.

Understandably there may be times when have more difficulty completing your studies due to the way you are feeling. There is support available to help you with this. If you find that your mental health is affecting you or your ability to study, please come to a drop in session at the Student Wellbeing Centre as soon as possible.

Drop in sessions:
Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Thursdays (term time only): 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Useful Links:

Students Against Depressionhttp://studentsagainstdepression.org/

Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust can be found here: http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp (Depression and Low Mood)

Skills for coping and preventing depressionhttps://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Online community which offers a safe place to listen, share and be heardhttps://www.elefriends.org.uk 

HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medicationhttp://www.headmeds.org.uk /

TED Talks, The Power of Vulnerabilityhttps://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

Apps:

Our top App: ESC Student (Free) – Specifically tailored for young adults, this app provides information on both physical and mental health, offering self-help guidance and advice on when professional support is needed.

Pacifica – Anxiety, Stress and Depression (Free) – This app offers a practical approach to monitoring and learning more about your mood and behaviours.

7 Cups of Tea (Free) – Anonymous, confidential conversation with trained listeners.