These resources (booklet, information sheets, and worksheets) will give you a better understanding of depression and explore some strategies to manage it:

GMMH Improve Your Mood - A guide to managing low mood and depression: Understand low mood and depression and learn how to manage it.

Depression in adults: Information about the symptoms of depression, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Information sheet 2 - Psychotic depression: Information about the symptoms, causes and treatment for psychotic depression.

Information sheet 3 - Post-natal depression: Information on the symptoms, causes and treatments for post-natal depression as well as some myths about it.

Depression in children and young people: Information on the signs of depression in children and young people, the causes of depression and when to get help.

What keeps depression going: Fill in the boxes on the worksheet about a situation when you felt depressed. Filling this in helps you see how your feelings, thoughts, behaviour and how your body feels are all linked, and can all affect each other.

Changing behaviour planner: Use this planner to plan your time in advance so that you might be able to do more of what you enjoy, or have enjoyed in the past. This can improve your mood and how you feel about yourself.

Negative automatic thoughts: This worksheet has information about the common patterns that unhelpful thoughts follow and can help you to recognise them.

How to challenge negative automatic thoughts: This worksheet helps you challenge unhelpful thoughts before they have a negative effect on the things you do.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust