About Students Against Depression
The Students Against Depression story starts with the sad loss of two bright young men to suicide. Their families invested in this project to reach out to other young men and women suffering the effects of depression and suicidal thinking.
A website by students for students
One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem in our lifetime. One in 10 will experience depression or anxiety with depression in any one year. This statistic holds true for students and young people. Depression is one of the biggest dangers facing young people today – suicide is the biggest killer of young men under 35 in the UK.
Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who are better placed to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.
Student Minds is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Students Against Depression campaign, working with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, who established the site in 2005. Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, deliver research-driven training and support to equip students to bring about positive change on their campuses through campaigning and facilitating peer support programmes.
Student Minds and Students Against Depression last year collaborated to produce Positive Minds, a six-week course designed to give students the skills they need to keep low mood at bay. You can find out more about their work by visiting www.studentminds.org.uk
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The Students Against Depression website was created in memory of Matthew Wood. Read more
The approach that underpins the way in which depression is addressed on the site. Read more
The research and scholarship which backs up the clinical information on the site. Read more