Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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.

Your stories

Understanding seasonal affective disorder

Sam blogs on living with, and writing about, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Posted on 05/09/2011

Mind podcast - Living with SAD

Sarah talks to us about living with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and how friends and family can help.

Posted on 26/09/2016

The misconceptions surrounding SAD

Vicky talks about her experience of Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) and the misconceptions that surround it.

Vicky Leigh
Posted on 20/12/2017

Useful contacts

Mind Infoline

0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)

Details of local Minds, other local services, and Mind’s Legal Advice Line. Language Line is available for talking in a language other than English.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

01455 883 300
Details of accredited therapists in your area.

NHS Choices
Further information about SAD.

SAD Association
SAD information and support.

This information was published in June 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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