I think I am depressed. What should I do?

alking to someone may well be helpful – don’t bottle things up. Be easy on yourself. 

Whilst it is completely normal to feel down sometimes, particularly if something in your life is not going well, if you have been feeling low for more than 10 days or if the feelings are constant throughout the day, please seek help and visit your Doctor. It is beneficial to get support as early as you can manage. 

You may also wish to speak with your Course or Student Services to let them know how you are feeling. 

If you feel able to do so it may also be beneficial to talk to any friends and family members who you trust, about your feelings. If you are feeling suicidal and feel that you are at immediate risk to yourself please contact your GP and explain how you are feeling. If your GP is closed called the NHS helpline on 111. 

You can also call the Samaritans 24 hours a day on 08457 90 90 90. 

You may also wish to learn more about mental health issues at  http://www.mind.org.uk/?gclid=CN6hjOag8M0CFW8o0wodawUNDg

Can I see Student Services out of hours? 

Student Services are available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays) and will respond to enquiries throughout those times. To access Wellbeing support, we ask all students to complete a secure, confidential form to determine your needs. Please visit: http://www.fxplus.ac.uk/students/student-support-services/counselling for further information.