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:

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

Journeys sole purpose is to help people find their route to recovery from depression

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression

You may also benifit from these three self help guides:

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

Mind over Mood

Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky (2016)

Available on the book prescription scheme
The Mindful Way Through Depression

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