Getting support

Having support, whether it’s someone to talk to or someone to go with you to the shops, can make a huge difference if you have depression. However, for many of us it’s difficult to open up to family and friends and ask for help. This section looks at the benefits of getting support, barriers to getting support, and who can support you in addition to family and friends.

Getting support

Having support, whether it’s someone to talk to or someone to go with you to the shops, can make a huge difference if you have depression. However, for many of us it’s difficult to open up to family and friends and ask for help. This section looks at the benefits of getting support, barriers to getting support, and who can support you in addition to family and friends.

Opening up to family and friends

This page is full of tips on starting a conversation with family and friends about depression and the support you might need.

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Barriers getting support

This page looks at all the reasons you might not want to seek support from family and friends.

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Getting support online

Provides an overview of the places you can go online to get support with depression, with tips on staying safe online.

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Other sources of support

Looks at how to get support from you GP, from a counsellor, or from people in a similar position to you through depression peer support groups.

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