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I had a black dog, his name was depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. More information on the book can be found here: http://matthewjohnstone.com.au/

Should you be struggling with your wellbeing and mental health and need someone to talk, here is a list of services that we hope can help you.

  • Mind Info Line 0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm)
  • Samaritans 116 123 (everyday, 24 hours)
  • C.A.L.M. 0808 802 58 58 (everyday 5pm to midnight)
  • HOPElinkUK 0800 068 4141
  • YoungMinds www.youngminds.org.uk
  • Anxiety UK 08444 775 774
  • BEAT – eating disorder 0845 634 1414
  • Local Services (NHS Choices or NHS 111)
  • Student Minds www.studentminds.org.uk
  • Boots Domestic Violence

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