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Depression organisations

Coping with cancer

This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with depression. There is information about


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The websites mentioned on this page are valuable sources of detailed information about depression. We have a separate page about general cancer support organisations. We also have information about counselling organisations in the counselling section.


Depression organisations

Depression Alliance
20 Great Dover Street
Phone: 0800 123 23 20

Offers information and support to people with depression and their families and friends. The Alliance has a network of regional self help groups, mutual support schemes and a quarterly newsletter. It also offers information packs and leaflets.

Mind Infoline
PO BOX 277
M60 3XN
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Mind works throughout England and Wales to help people with experience of mental distress. It offers information on all aspects of mental health to affected people and their families.

1st Floor
Cityside House
40 Adler Street
London E1 1EE
Phone: 0845 767 8000 from 6pm to 11pm every day

A mental health charity providing a national telephone helpline for people coping with mental health issues, and their relatives and friends. It can give information about local care services for people with depression. SANE also has a support forum and an email support service (SANEmail) to give emotional and crisis support.

The Samaritans
PO Box 9090
Stirling FK8 2SA
Phone: 08457 909090

The Samaritans offer 24 hour, confidential, non judgemental emotional support. People who are stressed, in despair, or who have depression are welcome to contact them. They have local branches throughout the UK.


Cancer Research UK information and support

Cancer Research UK
Angel Building
407 St John Street
London EC1V 4AD
Admin phone number: 020 7242 0200

Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. We are the European leader in the development of new anti cancer drugs. We fund research on all aspects of the disease from its causes, to treatment and prevention, and  education and psychological support for patients.

We are also committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public. We do this through our websites CancerHelp UK and News and resources, and through our range of health awareness leaflets.

If you have a question about cancer, and you are in the UK or Ireland, you can use this link to contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses or telephone freephone 0808 800 4040.

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Updated: 9 July 2014