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Explains seasonal affective disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
Lorna describes how she learnt to live with seasonal affective disorder by embracing her love of nature.
Posted on 12/12/2018
Vicky talks about her experience of Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) and the misconceptions that surround it.
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Sarah talks to us about living with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and how friends and family can help.
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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight)thecalmzone.netProvides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including web chat (5pm–midnight).
Depression UK[email protected]depressionuk.orgA national self-help organisation that supports people with depression.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)nice.org.ukPublishes guidelines on treatments for depression.
NHS Choicesnhs.ukProvides information on a wide range of health and social care topics. Provides an online search tool to find GPS and NHS services near you, and a new tool to find psychological therapies in England.
Rethink Mental Illness0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm Monday-Friday)rethink.orgCharity providing information and support for people experiencing a mental health problem, including an online directory of local support services.
Samaritans116 123 (freephone)[email protected]samaritans.orgFreepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO Box 90 90Stirling FK8 2SA24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
SANE0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)sane.org.ukSupport for people experiencing mental health problems or supporting someone else, including a helpline and online support forum.
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