Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Depression UK collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website:

Registered Charity Information:

Depression UK is a registered charity in the UK with the Charity Number: 294482.

Collection and Use of Personal Data


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you become a member of Depression UK, we collect and store personal data provided during the membership registration process, including your name, email address, and any additional information you choose to provide. This information is used for membership-related purposes, such as communication, access to member-exclusive content, and event notifications.

Forum Usage:

Our website provides a forum for users to engage in discussions. When using the forum, please be aware that any personal information or content shared in these discussions may be read, collected, and used by others who have access to it.


Our website uses cookies to enhance the user experience. Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer that allow the website to recognise the user’s preferences and provide customised services. You can choose to disable cookies in your browser settings, but this may affect the functionality of certain features on our website.

Embedded Content from Other Websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the user has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data Sharing:

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Data Retention:

We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Your Rights:

You have the right to access, update, or delete the personal information we hold about you. If you would like to exercise these rights or have any questions regarding your personal data, please contact us using the information provided below.

Where We Send Your Data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We may also transfer your personal information to other countries or jurisdictions outside the UK for processing and storage purposes in accordance with applicable laws.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Depression UK

Lytchett House

13 Freeland Park

Wareham Road



BH16 6FA