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Depression can be described as a range of conditions associated with overwhelming sadness, hopelessness, lethargy, emptiness and/or increased risk of physical illnesses.

More than just a low mood, depression can be debilitating and is surprisingly common.  It has been estimated that at least one in five people will experience depression in their lifetime. When feelings of unhappiness are intense and persistent – and they don’t go away even when things improve – this could be depression.

Depression is a common medical condition that occurs in every part of our community. How we are feeling and our mental health is important. Does this sound familiar?

Depression can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. Depression Support Network provides community support for people whose lives are affected by the experience of depression. Depression Support Network is a Canterbury community organisation that provides:

  • Individual and group peer support
  • Advocacy and referrals to health and social services
  • Community education and information on depression
  • for depression self-test, fact sheets
  • for youth depression information and fact sheets.

Tu-o-pae ki Te Ao Marama. Keep your eye on the light on the horizon.

We wish everyone well. The team @ Depression Support Network.

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If you require immediate support, consider calling one of the following helplines:

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
Youthline: 0800 376 633
Lifeline: 0800 543 354

If there is an urgent need, contact PES (for your local number look in the beginning of your phone book). If someone is in imminent danger, emergency services needs to be contacted (111).