Working in the licensed trade can be one of the most stressful occupations according to research. Your job is your life. Your health may suffer if you don’t eat well or get enough sleep, and before the smoking ban, passive smoking was another hazard of the job.
Your income may be inconsistent depending on your takings, and juggling work with family life is always a compromise.
When you are suffering from depression, it is important to remember that there are no instant solutions to problems in life. Solving problems involves time, energy and work but when you are feeling depressed, you may well not be feeling energetic or motivated to work.
Read our factsheet on depression. It's full of useful tips and contact points that are relevant in your circumstances.