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Please be aware that due to the current situation in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all face to face open access groups such as Stress Control and ACT-ion for Living, and referral groups such as Living Life to the Full are now suspended until further notice, however there are online alternatives - please see the corresponding pages for details. For more information and resources please see www.stepiau.org/covid-19

Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression is different from feeling down or sad. 

You can access more information and support from the following organisations:

https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/depression-alliance/

Now part of Mind, for almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression 
http://www.gofal.org.uk/journeys/
Journeys sole purpose is to help people find their route to recovery from depression

http://www.depressionuk.org/
Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression 

You could also have a read of these self-help books - click on the cover for a preview on Google Books:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=p2mJCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=mind+over+mood&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiv2oGv5LHXAhWIK5oKHcnPCIMQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky (2016)

Available on the book 
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TXFDq6bjQ-QC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+mindful+way+through+depression&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYs9Sh5bHXAhWSZpoKHQZ-Bo8Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Mindful Way Through Depression


Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012)