Depression is long-term and affects daily activities. When living with depression, a person feels persistently sad for weeks, months, or years and their functioning is affected.

Facts about Depression


People will have depression at least once in their lifetime, more than 260 million people per year


Of people in the UK reported depression in the last week



People die due to suicide every year, the biggest cause of death in young men, the second leading cause of death in the age group of



Often, there is a trigger for depression in the form of life changing events- such as losing a loved one, losing your job or giving birth, that can lead to the development of the condition. That being said, it is not uncommon to become depressed for no obvious reason.

Some people think depression is not a genuine condition but they’re wrong. Depression does not mean that you are weak and won’t be something you can just ‘snap out of’. According to research, 3:10 people in the population will suffer from depression in their lifetime.


The good news is that seeking the correct treatment and support will help most people with depression to make a full recovery. There are a variety of effective treatments for depression, including online therapy.

    Physical treatments:
  • Antidepressant medication
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) – TMS treatment
    Psychological therapies:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – tailored depression therapy online
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
    Attentive Symptom Monitoring
  • Monitoring your symptoms to see whether they resolve following a traumatic event
    Lifestyle changes

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