With one in five of us diagnosed with depression at some point in our lives we think it’s worth highlighting a few things.
In a typical week, over half of us are affected by stress, anxiety or depression but lots of us never try and get the help and support we need.
Feeling down from time-to-time is normal but if your low mood just doesn’t go away and you feel sad for weeks, months or longer you may have depression. And no matter whether your depression is mild, moderate or severe there is always a treatment that can help.
Why not take a few minutes to recognise whether you are experiencing some of the symptoms of depression:
- not doing well at work or avoiding social contact
- distancing yourself from others and not asking for support
- having difficulties in your home and family life
- feeling tired and lacking energy
- sleeping more or having disturbed sleep
- having little motivation or interest in things
- having difficulty concentrating, remembering things and making decisions
And if you think you may be experiencing some of the above symptoms there is always something you can do, read our guide to depression and learn more about some of the available treatments.
The Bank Workers Charity exists to support the health and wellbeing of current and former bank workers and their families. Contact us on 0800 0234 834 or visit www.bwcharity.org.uk