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How to access these resources
If you would like to borrow any of the books listed and they are not located at your home College, please ask Library staff to request it for you.
Library staff are professionals and will treat your request with respect and discretion. They won't divulge any information about what you have borrowed.
The full list of books to support you during difficult times can be accessed here - Reading Well books
Coping with depression - Books
Can I Tell You about Depression? by
Publication Date: 2015
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.Meet Julie - a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression - a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.
Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues by
Publication Date: 2016
For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression.
I can't be bothered doing anything by
Publication Date: 2007
Based on CBT, which aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties and so change the way they feel, Pick Me Ups can enable readers to feel happier, to sleep better, to do more and to feel more confident.
The Mindful Way Through Depression by
Publication Date: 2007
If you've ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all.
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood by
Publication Date: 2014
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach explains how low mood can affect your life. It helps you understand why you sometimes feel low, anxious, angry, or guilty. It also teaches proven practical skills to help you change how you feel.
Please note: This title is also available as an ebook.
Coping with depression - Websites
Big White Wall
Big White Wall offers anonymous online mental health support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Big White Wall you can speak to someone who understands what you are going through, anytime, anywhere.
Breathing Space Scotland
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us to the point where it becomes difficult to cope with everyday life. Breathing Space aims to provide support and advice.
Coping with Depression
A downloadable booklet from the NHS on coping with depression.
Every mind matters - Feeling low?
Feeling low is a part of all of our lives at some stage. Everyone feels upset, sad or disheartened from time to time, but for some of us it can be a real problem. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your mood.
Information and support for dealing with depression.
NHS Choices - Depression
Advice from the NHS on dealing with depression.
Students Against Depression
Students Against Depression offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves.
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities
This Way Up
Self-help tools from This Way Up.
University Mental health, stress and anxiety
Help and advice is available from the Student Support teams at your academic partner, along with access to trained counsellors. This also includes the online counselling service.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.