Depression

We can all feel low and have times when we feel unhappy. If those feelings are not going away and have lasted more than a few weeks then this could be a sign of depression.

On this page, you can find, factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, podcasts, apps, videos organisations and services in West Lothian that can help you understand more about different types of depression, its causes and how to find ways to manage it that works for you.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand the different types of depression, what causes it and the different types of support available. 

Factsheet on depression from NHS Inform       

Factsheet on depression from the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Factsheet on depression from Rethink Mental Health

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information on how to manage depression and boost your mood.

Depression self-help guide from NHS Inform    

Information and activities for depression from Get Self-help

Coping with depression’ article from Help Guide        

10 self-care strategies that help me manage my depression’ by Amy Marlow from Healthline        

8 tips for living with depression from Verywell Mind

Worksheets

Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

Worksheets on depression from the Centre for Clinical Interventions

Worksheets on depression from Therapist’s Aid         

Worksheets on depression from Psychology Tools

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to depression:

Depression UK

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – West Space service directory


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.