Many people struggle with depression - the statistics can seem alarming:
1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain
women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men
depression affects 1 in 5 older people
suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
But help is at hand...
samaritans 0845 790 9090
If you need to talk then the samaritans are willing to listen.
Samaritans run a 24/7 help line - Whatever the situation they are only a phone call away.
A free counselling service run by Christians for the local community. If you need someone to talk too about a issue that is effecting your life they are there to help.
As part of their ministry also offer free counselling for those who are in need. It is run by Christians for the local community. If you need someone to talk too about a issue that is effecting your life they are there to help. They particularly focus on praying with those in need to see the breakthrough in their lives.
This site provide you information about the association of Christian counsellors including a search by postcode facility to find counsellors available in your area.
mind 0300 123 3393
Mind helps people to take control over their mental health. We provide information and advice, training and services through our local minds. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental health problems to live full lives, and play their full part in society.
Perhaps you are struggling with a relationship problems or abuse?
Check out the section called "Help me I'm hurting!"
This has been written with people who need help in Cardiff in mind but may apply to those who live in other areas of the UK.