Depression Alliance has merged with Mind

This website is no longer being updated

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem. We're continuing to run Friends in Need and to support Depression Alliance's self-help groups. We can offer you advice and support on depression, too.

Recovery and wellbeing

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Recovery and wellbeing

Recovery from depression can mean different things. For some people it’s about being able to take care of yourself, leave the house in the morning and feel pleasure when you speak to friends. For others it means returning to work, having an active social life and picking up the hobbies you thought you’d lost. For most, it’s about accepting the condition and finding ways to manage it in the long term, as much as we might wish it would disappear. Some people even find that recovery brings surprising benefits, and you might discover that you’re more understanding of others, more appreciative of the small things in life and are be more supportive when others are in trouble.

Five Ways to wellbeing

Connect, be active, to give, keep learning and take notice

Learn about the simple activities we can all try that make a big difference to how we feel.

Self help

Explore the techniques and strategies that can help, alongside professional treatment.

Working with your doctor

Building a partnership with your GP to get the most from your treatment.