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Lots of people go through times where they feel low.
But for some, this sadness can feel never-ending and affect their life.
If depression is affecting your life, our GPs can help.
Depression can feel different for everyone.
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to depression. Some people feel low for no reason at all. Some feel down in response to a particular life event. Episodes range from mild to severe.
If you’re struggling, you should speak to someone like a GP about how you’re feeling.
If you’re concerned you may be in danger or are having suicidal thoughts, please call an ambulance using 999 or 112 or head to A&E.
Struggling with depression?
You're not alone.
4-10% of people in the UK will experience depression in their lifetime. It's one of the world's most common mental health concerns.
One in five people in the UK experienced some form of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's important that those suffering from depression get help early on.
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If it matters to you, it matters to us
You don’t need to have a full idea of what’s wrong before speaking to us. If something is bothering you, or your symptoms are affecting your life, then we can help.
Our GPs look beyond your symptoms to address the full picture of your health. If you need help, we’re here to listen – no matter what you’re feeling.
"It suddenly felt like the whole world was caving in on me. I just needed someone to listen."
Devon didn't realise he felt depressed until his friends and family asked him to get help. He withdrew from work and stopped showing up to his weekly football friendlies. At one point, he struggled to even get out of bed in the morning.
Once he reached out to a GP about his symptoms, he realised how much his low mood dominated his life. From there, he was able to get help and work toward feeling more like himself.
Why would I see a GP
for my mental health?
Our GPs look beyond your mind to assess a complete, overall picture of your health. That includes looking at physical problems arising from their mental health concerns or mental health issues arising from physical problems. As well as environmental factors that contribute to how you're feeling in 40-minute appointments.
Our GPs train with mental health specialists to improve the way we evaluate patients. With their many years of experience, they're well equipped to look after your mental health concerns. Each doctor can put together individualised plans and goals to improve your overall wellbeing.
With the help of our GPs, you’ll be shown how to deal with your health concerns; understand what you can control, and what you can’t. It’s a full-bodied approach to care.