Six Ways you can help a friend with depression

June 15, 2014

Blogger Paul Brook gives six tips to help a friend with depression

It took me a while to tell all my friends about my depression. It wasn’t something I really wanted to talk about at first. It was only when I started to open up about it that I realised how much talking helped. 

Depression: An autumn walk gave me the boost I needed

January 20, 2014


Paul BClear, bright, calm – that’s the river and the weather in this photo, and the opposite of how I’d been feeling in the days before I took it.

It was October 2011 and I was off work with depression. A stressful couple of months had slowly, sneakily reversed the progress I’d made since having counselling for my first bout of the illness. One night it came back with a vengeance.

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