If you can't get a light box, try sitting outdoors or next to a large, south-facing window soon after waking.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
For more information and details of WRAP courses and groups in your area, call the Scottish Recovery Network on 0141 240 7790.
Depression Alliance Scotland - local rate 0845 123 23 20
Breathing Space - freephone 0800 83 85 87
Samaritans - local rate 08457 90 90 90
Look okay, feel crap - self-help website from Depression Alliance Scotland containing much useful advice on how you can help yourself if you have depression.
Depression Alliance Scotland - support and information on depression, including information on support groups around Scotland.
Bipolar Fellowship Scotland - support for anyone affected by bipolar disorder (manic depression), including friends and carers.
Scottish Recovery Network - information and training to aid recovery from mental illness.
> download NHS Health Scotland's Talking about depression (PDF - 200 KB)
> download NHS Health Scotland's Talking about postnatal depression (PDF - 170 KB)
CBT is an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
You can try this approach online yourself for free using Dr. Chris William's Living Life to the Full website.
For more information, read our page on counselling and therapies.
Seeing your doctor
Not sure about going along? Read our guide to seeing your doctor about stress and mood problems.
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