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Depression

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People use the word depression in different ways. Having the blues is something we all experience from time to time and often normal reaction to the stress of our everyday lives, but for people with depression, this feeling persists over weeks to months.

More information about Depression

What is depression?

Depression is an illness that can affect how you feel and behave for weeks or months at a time.

Depression in children and young people

Depression affects many young people and can have a serious impact on personal development and wellbeing.

Depression – postnatal

You may feel down after having a baby – this is known as the ‘baby blues’.

Depression in later life

Many older people have developed strategies for dealing with times when they feel down.