Join a Depression Group
People liable to depression often find it helpful to join a local self help group. You can meet up with others who have similar problems and offer mutual support to one another by sharing your feelings, ideas and successes.
We have been bringing our members together by offering support groups by video chat online. These operate twice a month and allow a safe environment to meet like-minded people and share ideas, stories of encouragement or just have a chat over a coffee.
While we have gone digital, we continue to believe in the value of face-to-face local groups as an aid to coping with and recovering from depression. However, as we are a national charity, we don’t have a full picture on the local support groups in your area. See below for more information on how to find one.
If you are interested in starting your own support group, we can help. Click here for more information.
Where To Enquire
The following organisations may hold details of local self help groups in your area:
- Volunteering UK
- GP’s and local clinical commissioning groups
- Mental Health Units/Centres
- Citizens Advice Bureau
Some national charities also have listings of local mental health groups, such as:
Members of Depression UK may obtain details of the addresses and phone numbers of the local groups that we are aware of by consulting our latest Newsletter or by contacting us at our national address (see below).
We are always pleased to hear from you if our information needs updating; and if you know of a group that should be included in our current list.
Any member who requires advice either to form or join a local group should contact us. We are always willing to help you both with advice and with some basic funding.
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