Depression and low mood

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

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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 talks about her book on mindfulness and how mindfulness has changed her life

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 to Ruby Wax talks to David Baddiel

What to do if you are feeling actively suicidal when usual services may be closed:

If you are about to harm yourself or have already done so, phone 999 or immediately go to the Emergency Department at your local hospital. 

There is a university mental health advisor on duty Monday–Thursday 9:00–17:00 and Friday 9:00–16:30. You can contact them by calling 01752 587676

You can also contact campus security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have no immediate plans to harm yourself, the below services may be helpful:

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

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

Connect

  • 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.
  • Chinese Lantern is a helpline that offers support to the Chinese community. It is available for staff, students and their families. Call 0808
    802 0012, visit their website or connect on WeChat (WeChat ID: BACWG89).

Andy's Man Club

A peer-to-peer support group for men

Andy's Man Club is a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues and problems they have faced or are currently facing. Come have a brew and a chat. #itsokaytotalk

All our groups meet on Mondays at 19.00. Visit Andy's Man Club website to find your nearest group.

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