Hear Keith's story
Keith talks about his positive experience returning to education after a number of years out of work because of depression.
I had a black dog, his name was depression
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression.Watch the World Health Organization video
Mind: What is depression?
Students Against Depression: Take action against depression workbook
Student Minds blog: Depression
The Guardian: Andrew Flintoff and depression
NHS: Depression and low mood self help guide
Students Againt Depression: website resources
Student Minds: Ripple Depression Campaign
Blog: What you can do to help yourself
Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.Learn more and sign up for MoodGym
Listen: The new psychology of depression
University of Oxford podcasts: Professor Mark Williams, Research Fellow at Oxford University, discusses the new psychology of depression.Listen to the podcasts
Listen: Ruby Wax on how to manage your mind; the neuroscience of stress, anxiety and depression
It's a rare person who hasn't experienced low mood, feelings of anxiety but for many of us it will become more than just the odd bad day or evening.Listen on BBC Radio 4
What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal:
If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or get yourself to your local hospital’s accident and emergency. Call an all-hours support service:
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK.Visit the eMC website
HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.Visit the HeadMeds website
- Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support Helpline is free to all Plymouth students. It provides practical information, resources, information about local services, counselling and web-based support.
- UPSU Advice can help with appeals, academic dishonesty, complaints, extenuating circumstances and much more.
- Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.
If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.
For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: