Depression: personal blogs and stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of depression. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


Telling my employers about my depression

My mental health hasn’t truly impacted my life for a long time, until now that is. I have suffered with mental health issues since being a teenager (well over 10 years), yet my life so far has been full and thrilling. I have been to university, held down jobs, travelled abroad, progressed in my career and got married.

I'm not going to be ashamed of my mental illness any more

I’ve always found it a strange concept how physical and mental health are viewed differently. I mean, when I had tonsillitis I received grapes, get well wishes, plenty of hugs and often my friends would throw a few jokes at my expense due to my lack of voice. When I’ve had a relapse with my mental health however things were different which is strange, after all the brain can get sick like any other part of the body?

Pages

Email updates

Keep up to date with all our news, information and events via email.

Media centre

Guidelines and contacts for all those who work in the media.

Resources

Download leaflets, posters, reports and guidance.

Need support?

If you need urgent support there are many places to go for help.