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Depression Counselling in Melbourne

What is depression?

Depression is more than just feeling sad or being in a low mood. It can be a debilitating condition that makes life more difficult to manage on a day-to-day basis. It’s one of the most common of all mental health problems, with one in five people experiencing depression at some point in their lives. It’s important to know that the burden of depression can be alleviated by reaching out to somebody, such as a friend, family member, or mental health professional.

At Enriching Minds Psychology, we offer depression counselling and depression treatment in Melbourne for people of all ages.

The Common Signs of Depression

Common signs and symptoms of depression can encompass the following categories:

Behaviour

Emotional

Thoughts

Physical

What You Can Do

There are many things you can do when you’re feeling depressed:
  • Understand the triggers and warning signs that lead to you feeling depressed.
  • Reduce and manage your stress and anxiety – take time out, go for a walk, find ways to relax, and practice meditation or deep breathing.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle – get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, and stay connected with family and friends
  • Plan your day or week so you have a regular routine and can look forward to doing the things you enjoy.
  • Reduce alcohol and other drug use.

Resources

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Suicide HelpLine: 1300 651 251
beyondblue: 1300 22 46 36 – www.beyondblue.org.au
Youth beyondblue:  www.youthbeyondblue.com
Headspace (Australia’s National Youth Mental   Health Foundation): www.headspace.org.au
MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 – https://mensline.org.au

What We Can Do

Enriching Minds Psychology can provide counselling to assist in managing the symptoms of depression in Melbourne. Our clinicians work closely with individuals to understand their situation, identify what’s contributing to their depression, and recommend changes or treatments to improve wellbeing. Our treatment approach for depression in Melbourne may include therapy and recommendations for lifestyle changes.

If you have depression or are supporting someone with depression, contact us to make an appointment with one of our skilled clinicians.

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