Depression and Low Mood

As humans we can not be happy all of the time as we do experience other emotions and this is normal. Life will bring difficult situations and this may impact on our mood and how we feel about ourselves and our ability to engage in the things we would normally like to do. There is lots of simple things we can do to help manage these times. The links below offer a range of options for help and advice. We also advise attending your GP if you have been experiencing low mood for a prolonged period and it is impacting on your ability to engage in your daily routine.

Online community and help Togetherall

Anonymised community chat about depression, complete assessment and training modules to manage low mood and depression– free to AU students

MIND Free online CBT-  Beat the Blues

Mind are offering free online CBT along with information about CBT and the various ways to engage with CBT.

Mind Over Mood – Dr Christine Padesky

World lead in CBT Christine Padesky offers online information about managing your mood

The World Health Organisation - I had a black dog, his name was depression series of short videos

A range of short videos useful for understanding and managing depression

NHS Conditions online – 6 tips:

Online information - 6 tips on how to be happier, more in control and able to cope


A range useful worksheets to help manage conditions

Free 24/7 talk line – Samaritans

Talk to someone about your difficulties - Available to talk 24/7 by phone or email

Local NHS Primary Care Mental Health Services:

Helpful online self-help and information on low mood and depression and on how to access services

MIND Aberystwyth

For local support contact our local mind for an opportunity to talk and gain helpful support

Address: The Cambria, Marrine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2AZ Phone: 01970 626225

Student Wellbeing Service

Our qualified practitioners have developed a training presentation to help you learn about depression and low mood. Our qualified practitioners can help and manage the impact low mood depression may have on your academic life. You can register online with our service.