If you are depressed, you may feel that nothing can help. However, deciding to do something about it is the most important step you can take and help is available.

Most people recover from bouts of depression, and some even look back on it as a useful experience which forced them to take stock of their lives and make changes to their lifestyle.

The following help sheet will help you identify the symptoms and types of depression, as well as signposting the various ways in which you can combat depression to help alleviate the symptoms. Importantly, it also provides guidance on who you can talk to if you think you are depressed.