There are a number of organisations that can provide further support to your patients beyond their healthcare appointments. Whether they ask for more information about living with depression or want to learn more about their condition, listed below are some resources that can offer more information to your patients:
The World Federation for Mental Health
An international organisation founded to advance the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the treatment and care of patients with these disorders, and the general promotion of mental health. They offer information on depression in the workplace, comorbidities, support for caregivers, biannual newsletters and general educational materials.
The European Depression Association
An alliance of organisations, patients, researchers and healthcare professionals from across Europe who aim to end discrimination of patients with depression, improve and promote access to the highest quality of care, and become a key stakeholder in the development of European policy. They offer a wealth of information on the burden and impact of depression.
The European Federation of Families of People with Mental Illness
An online hub of information for people with severe mental illness and their family and friends. Materials available include a collection of resources for loved ones of patients, and a range of programmes to support people affected by mental illness.