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Managing depression

If you are concerned that depression is affecting your life or the life of someone you know then Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing can help.

Although depression can have a significant impact on someone’s life it is important to understand that it is a common problem.

According to current estimates one in four of us develops some form of depression in our lifetime, with depression being common among students. What is also common is that with or without treatment most people make a full recovery.

Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing| can help you identify the signs of depression, signpost you to useful advice and information on the condition and where you can access support.

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why or how counselling can help, but please do think about getting in touch| and/or using the pages of this website if you are feeling withdrawn or depressed|.

Support for your studies

If you are feeling depressed, your studies might be affected. This might make you feel anxious but there is help available. The university will make reasonable adjustments for students, and in order to access this support, you need to email mentalhealthadvice@dmu.ac.uk| and make an appointment with the mental health advisors.

‘The environment was safe and peaceful, unlike my life. The impartiality of my counsellor was important. I can deal with difficult situations now. I know how to be positive and to help myself.’ (Y, Technology student)

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