What is depression?

While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.



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Depression affects how you feel about yourself and makes life more difficult to manage from day to day. The encouraging news is that there are a range of treatments, health professionals and services available to help with depression, as well as information on what you can do to help yourself.

NewAccess 

NewAccess is a free and confidential service that provides support in the form of a coach. The program includes six free sessions tailored to your individual needs. NewAccess coaching is only available in some areas nationally. 


Personal stories

Featured below are people sharing their experience and advice about seeing a health professional to talk about depression. These are real stories by real people about the recovery journey and a remind that there is support available. If you want more information or prefer to talk it through, you can contact beyondblue's Support Service.

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