Depression: National advice resources
Students Against Depression is a website by students for students. If offers advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves.
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) aim to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with it through prevention, research and education. It is an organisation based in America and so their local support offers are not available to children and families in the UK but they also provide resources on understanding depression online support forums.
Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with depression. They provide mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk of depression, with the aim of encouraging self-help, recovery and personal growth. E-mail membership is free and allows you access to newsletters 6 times a year, the opportunity to join their penfriend scheme and access to their private Facebook groups.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. They provide treatment tools and peer support to help those experiencing symptoms of mood disorders.
Bipolar UK provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Their services include: Support groups; Online Community; Link mentoring; Information and advice; Events and campaigns.