Depression and Anxiety Resources

Depression and Anxiety Resources

Please find below a list of links and information to help you with managing depression and anxiety.

A short film from Radio 4: How to Manage Your Worries

Depression can make you feel sluggish, heavy, incapacitated and inactive to live life. It is like carrying around the black dog with you everywhere you go. This video describes how someone relates to his depression:

Physical Activity

Exercise increases serotonin and endorphins that improve mood, immunity and self-esteem. Try to set yourself 15 minutes of exercise a day in order to boost your sense of well-being when experiencing difficult emotions and thoughts: running, walking, gym, sport, gardening, yoga and cycling. What physical exercise do you do? How often? For how long?

Diet

There are certain foods that help you improve your feelings and thoughts and sense of well-being. The website below helps you find the foods to manage your feelings and thoughts better.

http://www.moodfood-vu.eu/

Complementary Therapies

Treatments can help you work through difficult experiences.

  • EMDR
  • Cranial Sacral Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga
  • Outward Bound Activity Retreats promote individual strength (inner and outer), and increase determination

Local Support Resources

Mind UK

Friends in Need

Depression Alliance

Depression UK

Big White Wall

Rethink Mental Illness

Headtalks

Education Support Partnership supports teachers specifically

Suicide and Self-harm Support

If you need support then your GP is the first port of call. Speak to your doctor to increase medication, or request medication, or ask for support available on the NHS. If you are feeling suicidal or need to address issues around self-harm contact your GP as soon as possible. Your doctor can offer support in times of difficulty. For other resources for suicide support click here on The Calm Zone, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. They have a lot of advice and resources nationally. Also contact The Samaritans to talk to someone. The Maytree also provides a sanctuary for the suicidal.

Self-harm Information

The following websites support people who are self-harming or feel they are at risk from self-harm.

http://alumina.selfharm.co.uk

https://www.selfharm.co.uk

http://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

http://www.harmless.org.uk

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/#.WLwOotLyjIU

www.lifesigns.org.uk

www.lifesigns.org.uk/first-aid-for-self-injury-and-self-harm/