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The Depression Self Help Plan

Home | Session 1: Clinical Depression | Session 2: Depression Resistant Thinking | Session 3: Managing Stress | Session 4: Relaxation Training | Session 5: Brisk Walking | Session 6: Healthy Eating | Session 7: Complementary Therapies
 
Welcome to the Home Page of the Depression Self Help Plan

"By the year 2020 depression is going to be the second leading cause of disability in the western world." (The World Health Organisation)

This program is a free, online course written by health professionals who have suffered depression themselves.  Click on the links below to open up pdf files for each session.

Session 1: Clinical Depression

Session 2: Depression Resistant Thinking

Session 3: Managing Stress

Session 4: Relaxation Training

Session 5: Brisk Walking

Session 6: Healthy Eating

Session 7: Complementary Therapies

 
Unmanaged depression is a large problem in our modern, high-tech., complex society.  Clinical depression, when left untreated, can cause unnecessary suffering.  Research shows 50% of all cases of clinical depression go undiagnosed.  1 in 4 people in the UK will develop depression at some time in their lives.  12 million people in the UK suffer with anxiety and depression and globally the World Health Organisation have estimated that there are nearly four hundred million people with psychological health problems. 

There are so many inaccurate myths about depression and these can compound depressed people's suffering.  Research has shown that people who are given accurate therapeutic information about their condition can recover more quickly.  The good news is that anxiety and depression are two of the most treatable conditions that we can develop.  You will not be suffering this problem for the rest of your life.

Disclaimer

The Depression Self Help Program is designed to be used as a self-help tool for depression and is designed to be used in conjunction with treatment from your doctor.  It should not be used on its own.  It is important not to self diagnose yourself as having depression because there are some medical conditions whose symptoms can be similar to those of depression.  If you have any form of chronic health problem, then discuss with your doctor the use of the self help techniques outlined in this program.

 
Emergency
 
If you are feeling suicidal, you could contact the Samaritans.  If you think you are going to commit suicide you can go to any local Accident and Emergency Unit, 24 hours a day.
 
 
Click on these links to be taken to:

The Samaritans

NHS Direct

Our free Stress Management Course

Our free Stresshelp Website

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