Managing Low Mood and Depression

Our top tips

One

Talk to somebody about how you feel – whether it be a friend, family member or colleague

Two

Try and get involved in social activities – whether it be with friends or community groups

Three

Improve your sleep routine

Four

Set small goals for each day for you to achieve – making sure they are realistic on how you feel on that day, its key that you create a structure to your day

Five

Engage in self-care – look after yourself – do something that you enjoy at least once a day

Six

Keep a though diary on how you feel each day – and try to challenge any negative thoughts that come up – keep positive affirmations in your diary!!

Seven

Practice a mindfulness technique

Eight

Try some light exercise such as going out for a walk

Nine

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and mood altering substances – also be mindful of how much sugar is in your diet

Ten

If you are experiencing low mood for longer than two weeks, we strongly recommend that you go and see your GP – this will help you explore what services are available

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