SOAS University of London

Student Advice and Wellbeing

Ten Top Tips for Depression

  1. Self care
  2. Exercise
  3. Diet
  4. Noticing what's around you: the 'wow' effect
  5. Breathe
  6. Music
  7. Talk to other people, including your GP.  Medication may be helpful
  8. Do something for someone else
  9. Deal with negative thoughts
  10. Keep a 'plus' record

Resource list

  • Studentdepression.org
    Specialist website for students, set up with input from students and regularly updated
  • Moodgym.anu.edu.au
    Free on line self help materials developed by the Australian National University
  • Living Life to the Full
    On line ‘skills resource’.  Some parts are free
  • Depression Alliance
    National Charity with focus on depression.  Website and leaflets for information, facebook page and self help groups
    www.depressionalliance.org
  • Samaritans
    24 hours phone or email befriending support
    08457 909090 or jo@samaritans.org
  • Information leaflets also from Mind and the Royal College of Psychiatrists