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  • Depression

    Advice and information | 23 min read | Last updated: 16/01/2023

    This section might be useful to you if you have depression or if you think you might have depression. It explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of depression. This information may also help you if you’re a carer, friend or relative of someone living with depression.

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  • Rethink Mental Illness responds to major new study on genetic risk factor for depression

    1 min read | Last updated: 04/04/2018

    A major new study has mapped the 44 genetic variants that raise the risk of depression, which could lead the way for new treatments. Brian Dow, Director of External Affairs at Rethink Mental Illness said, "This major study is another important piece of the jigsaw in our understanding of what depression is and what the genetic risk factors might be....

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  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

    Advice and information | 11 min read | Last updated: 16/01/2023

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for severe symptoms of depression, mania and catatonia. This section explains what ECT is, when it is used and your rights to refuse this treatment.

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  • Antipsychotics

    Advice and information | 15 min read | Last updated: 16/01/2023

    Antipsychotic medications are generally used to treat psychotic disorders. But they can also be used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. This section explains more about antipsychotic medication. This section is for people who have been prescribed antipsychotics. And for their carers, relatives and friends who would like to understand antipsychotics better.

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  • Antidepressants

    Advice and information | 8 min read | Last updated: 16/01/2023

    This section gives information about antidepressants. They can help with different mental health problems, including low mood, depression, and anxiety. This information is for adults affected by mental illness in England. It’s also for their loved ones and carers and anyone interested in this subject.

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  • Eastleigh Womens Wellbeing Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our support group is for women experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, and feelings of isolation, loneliness, a lack of confidence, low self-esteem. We meet online using a video platform called Whereby, which is easy to use and secure. The Group Coordinator provides the information needed to access the meetings online. Meetings take place fortnightly on a Tuesday, 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. You will need access to a mobile, computer or laptop with a camera and microphone, a stable internet connection and a private room or space for the duration of the meetings. The group environment is based on the person-centred principles of non-judgement, compassion and understanding and aims to nurture feelings of safety and trust amongst members. Members of the group can share, reflect, receive and give support. As our meetings are online, we welcome new members from Eastleigh, Winchester, Southampton, Fareham and Basingstoke in Hampshire. You can contact the group coordinator to check availability, ask questions and arrange an initial discussion. You can call or text Vicky on the group mobile 07555 463031 or send an email.

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  • Time to Change: Nearly 9 in 10 young people would tell friends and family they are ‘fine’ even if struggling with a mental health problem

    4 min read | Last updated: 09/12/2018

    New research released by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, reveals that when asked, nearly nine in ten (88%) 16-24-year-olds would tell friends and family they are ‘fine’, even if struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety[1]. When asked why, responses suggest young people doubt whether those around...

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  • Feeling sad

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 16/01/2023

    Everyone will experience sadness from time to time in the ups and downs of everyday life. However, a persisting period of sadness could point to a mental illness, including (but not limited to) depression and anxiety.

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  • We Are Undefeatable

    Advice and information | Last updated: 16/01/2023

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  • World Bipolar Day

    Last updated: 05/10/2022

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  • About mental illness

    Advice and information | Last updated: 16/01/2023

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  • Fran's Tribute Fund

    1 min read | Last updated: 04/01/2023

    Fran had a fun character and zest for life and was always ready to have a go at anything and to be adventurous. She had a delightful sense of humour and could often find humour in any given situation. Fran was a very loyal and trustworthy friend and had great insight into people. She loved her three daughters deeply, was well loved, and touched the...

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  • Stephen's Tribute Fund

    1 min read | Last updated: 04/01/2023

    Our son Stephen, known as 'Macky' to his friends, was clever, witty and talented – his work colleagues said ‘he made our days so much brighter’.  He was also a Karate black belt and had been chosen to train as a member of the JKS England Squad. Unfortunately he suffered periods of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem which led him to take his own...

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  • Max Out for Mental Helath Safe Gaming Guide

    1 min read | Last updated: 04/01/2023

    Safe Gaming Guide   How to look after your own wellbeing If you feel you are being harassed online you should mute, block and report the player immediately. This is also the case for your streaming platform chat box, Twitch have some great advice on how to manage the chat function of your stream here. It’s really important to remember to keep hydrated...

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