italk is a FREE service for people suffering from depression and anxiety. They are an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service which is delivered as a partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Self referral means you don't have to see your GP in order to access italk. click here
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02380 383920
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. Please visit NHS Choices for more information.