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Patient Help and Information

Depression

 

Some people can be struggling with regards to their mood.  At the severe end of this is depression.  This is where someone feels persistently sad, has a loss of interest and struggles to carry out one’s daily activities.  These feeling can happen to all of us from time to time, however if this continues persistently for over 2 weeks, this is defined as depression.

There are various ways that a person can help themselves initially to see if this can help improve their symptoms. 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/self-care-for-depression/#.WzJwX9JKi70

 

https://counsellingfoundation.org/

 

Some patients find this support page from Mind to be quite helpful.  Some of the suggestions may seem obvious, or there may be a sense that they will not work.  It is a good to try some of these to see if this can help. 

 

We are lucky to have an excellent counselling service here in Bedfordshire.  You can contact them on https://bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk/ or call 01234880400 and they will arrange for counselling for you.  The Bedfordshire wellbeing service offers a broad range of different therapies that can help. They range from counselling through to different psychological therapies that can help you feel well again.

 

Lonliness can be a big part of depression.  We have various community groups that can help with the sense of isolation.  We have the merry widows group, and the men in sheds group to name some.

 

https://dunstablemeninsheds.org.uk/

 

If they are not helping or you do feel that symptoms are worsening, you can get in touch with us via

1)      Engage consult

2)      You can book an online appointment

3)      You can contact us by phone and one of our administration team will assist you

4)      You can come to see us and our reception team can help ​



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