Action on Depression
Action on Depression promotes self-management, recovery and peer support.
Depression affects us all
In Scotland, an estimated 1 in 5 of us will experience Depression. This means 1,250,000 people living in Scotland will be affected. Potentially 500,000 Scots are currently experiencing varying symptoms of Depression and half of these will not have any help or support.
Find Local Support
Strathyre House, 42 Prestwick Road, Ayr.
Meets every second Monday, next meeting 25th July 2016 and fortnightly thereafter (8th and 22nd August)
Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh.
Meets every second Tuesday, next meeting 19th July
2016 and fortnightly thereafter (August 2nd, 16th and 30th)
Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow.
Meets every second Tuesday, next meeting 19th July 2016 and fortnightly thereafter (2nd, 16th and 30th August)
Crofthead Farm, Livingston.
1st Wednesday of every month from 6.30-8.30pm
Free call within UK 116 123
Free call within UK 0800 838 587
Mon-Thur 6pm-2am; Fri 6pm-Mon 6am.
Citizens Advice Direct
Free call within UK 0808 800 9060
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 10am-2pm.
Free call within UK 111
Local rate call 0300 304 7000
What is Depression ?
Depression is an illness.
It is not a sign of weakness and cannot just be ‘snapped out of’. Everyone feels low from time to time and may say they feel depressed but that’s not necessarily Depression. Symptoms will be different for every person but they may include, feeling negative and hopeless about your life and the future, feeling guilty bad or inadequate, poor concentration and lack of energy or motivation.
Recovery from Depression
When you are Depressed, it may seem impossible that you will ever feel better. These thoughts and feelings are very common; however the majority of people who have Depression do recover. And many say they gain self-belief from having survived an extremely difficult challenge!
Our service concentrates on Depression and its effects. We maintain an expertise and wealth of knowledge around the subject of Depression and are not a generic mental health and wellbeing charity. That said, mental wellbeing is everyone’s business and promoting good working practice, raising awareness about keeping well and self-management of existing mental health issues is an important aspect of our work.
Action on Depression offers proactive steps towards tackling Depression and promotes wellbeing across Scotland.
We do this by:
Delivering a structured programme
Our programme includes learning and self-management opportunities
Supporting individuals and groups
Multiple levels of support are available
Enabling access to resources
…including online courses and learning materials.
- We actively encourage people with lived experience to help shape the organisation
- We work collaboratively with partner organisations and stakeholders to develop our services, secure financial sustainability and make changes according to need
- We deliver person-centred and integrated services which contribute positively to the Scottish Government‘s mental health strategy.
Action on Depression is about ACTION
“We believe that recovery from Depression is possible and that people can live life to the full with hope and optimism.”