Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a short time.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. If you think you might be suffering with depression then please book an appointment with a GP, complete our Depression Health Questionnaire (link below) and bring it to the appointment with you? This will help your GP with their diagnosis.
Please complete our Depression Health Questionnaire (Excel document).
Patients can access a F2F appointments with a Mental Health Nurse who specialises in the the treatment of mental health issues. Contact the surgery to make an appointment with Mairead.
We also have a Practice Counsellor offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which specialises in the treatment of anxiety, low mood and low motivation.
Patients can be referred by the GP or MH Nurse to attend 6 free F2F Sessions with the Practice Counsellor.
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