Depression and low mood

We all experience depression and low mood differently, this short 3-minute video will highlight the key features of depression and low mood:

For information on depression and low mood, such as the signs and symptoms, how it impacts our thinking, emotions, physical sensations and behaviours plus some self-help interventions on managing it then this self-help guide may be useful.

Resources to support depression and low mood

1. If you want an immediate NHS approved online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme that helps manage low mood and depression over 6 to 8 modules then check out Silvercloud using your LJMU email to gain instant access. 

2. Togetherall offers an online easily accessible platform to anonymously reach out to others via forums, carry out self-assessments on depression, low self-esteem and sleep and access a range of self-help courses such as managing depression and low mood, improving sleep, assertiveness training, coping with grief and loss and balancing your thinking, all of which could help improve how you feel.

3. The Hub of Hope app and website can also provide you with a range of local services that are dedicated to supporting people’s wellbeing.

4. Depending on the reasons you are feeling low and how it has impacted on you, you may also want to consider looking at the information on diet, exercise and sleep, along with debt advice and alcohol reduction available via the main Wellbeing Hub page.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Staff can use the Vivup EAP service to speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the support line, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff or visit the website.