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You will receive considerable depression support in the UK from your local doctor and NHS hospital. However, there are also a number of charities and organisations offering valuable advice and information.

Self-help groups can provide tremendous assistance to people suffering from depression. Talking to other people who are experiencing the same issues as you, can be a huge help.

Self-help groups can greatly improve an individual's levels of confidence and self-esteem. They can also give you a sense of being in control of your condition.

You will find self-help groups throughout the UK. Your local doctor should be able to put you in touch with a group near you.

You can also find help in the UK through Depression Alliance. This charity provides information and support through publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups. Telephone 0845 123 2320 for more details, or take a look at www.depressionalliance.org.

The internet is a great source os support for depression in the UK. You will find several forums and message boards where you can chat to other people with similar conditions. One of the busiest sites is www.takethislife.com which covers a broad range of mental health issues.

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