People experiencing depression often have gloomy or unhelpful thoughts about themselves, the world and the future. They can also make errors in the way they think and ignore positives in their lives. Pleasurable activity or essential day-to-day tasks become difficult to achieve and you may find you back away from them. This can make life less fun and harder work. It is important to increase the fun things you do and essential activities and uncover gloomy thoughts/errors in thinking.
Click on the link below and be taken straight to the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self help guide for depression and low mood .
Depression and Low Mood Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. On their homepage there are many titles covering a range of mental health issues. Some are available in a variety of formats – audio, video, downloadable booklet. Some audio formats have a choice of a male or female narrator.
If you feel that some of the tips in this depression section have not improved your mood, visit your GP who can discuss other options and treatments available.