Are you struggling with depression?

Feelings of being persistently unhappy, hopeless or have lost interest in things you used to enjoy. People with depression can often feel anxious, or permanently low. Please remember that depression is treatable.

What is work depression?

Sadness, anxiety, loss of motivation, difficulty concentrating, unexplained bouts of crying, and boredom are just a small sampling of the things you may be feeling if you’re experiencing depressive symptoms at work.

Depression impacts how we feel, think and act. Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms.  However low you are feeling now, please remember that depression is treatable.

When to seek treatment

You should consider treatment for your Depression when:
A persistent feeling of low mood or unhappiness
Reduced productivity, subpar performance in tasks, increased errors, or difficulty making decisions
Irritability, anger, feeling overwhelmed, or getting very emotional during conversations
Seeming indifference, forgetfulness, detachment, and disinterest in things
A loss of interest and pleasure in day-to-day activities
Changes in appetite – either eating less or more
Sleep disturbance – difficulties getting off to sleep or early morning waking
Difficulty in concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
Difficulty being around people leading to withdrawal and isolating self
I have been able to understand through the different techniques/analysis why I may be feeling a certain way. We worked through the points and came up with solutions and now I feel confident in dealing with different situations that may come up.
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My family noticed that I have changed. They respect me and tell me that they don't recognise me as I don't worry so much anymore.
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CBT is the treatment of choice for mild to moderate depression. If symptoms of depression are severe, and medication is required, then it has a greater effect if combined with CBT. Guidelines on depression, produced by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend CBT as an effective psychological treatment to overcome depression and stay well. All our CBT Therapists are BABCP accredited therapists, so all are specifically trained to treat depression with CBT.
While not an exhaustive list, the following situations may contribute to work depression:

feeling like you have no control over work issues
feeling like your job is in jeopardy
working in a toxic work environment
being overworked or underpaid
experiencing workplace harassment or discrimination
working irregular hours
lacking balance between work and home
working in a setting that doesn’t match your personal values
doing work that doesn’t further your career goals
experiencing poor or unsafe working conditions
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