Understanding depression

Many people understandably feel out of their depth when caring for someone with depression. What kind of support do they need? What can I say to them that will help? The pages in this section offer in-depth guidance to providing effective care for someone with depression.

How you can help

Many people understandably feel out of their depth when caring for someone with depression. What kind of support do they need? What can I say to them that will help? The pages in this section offer in-depth guidance to providing effective care for someone with depression.

General tips on helping someone

This page looks at things that help or don’t help, and why this is the case.

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What to say

This page has a list of helpful things to say to someone with depression, and why it helps.

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What not to say

This looks at phrases to avoid and why you should avoid them.

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Helping someone get support

Outlines what support someone with depression can get besides treatment, and how you can help them access it.

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