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What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and lack of interest. It can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, emotional wellbeing and physical health, often leading to significant impairment in their daily life.

Symptoms of depression vary, but can include:

  • persistent and consuming lack of interest and enjoyment in everyday life
  • inability to cope with everyday stressors
  • feelings of anger, irritability, guilt, shame and anxiety
  • impaired sense of humour
  • changes in appetite, activity levels and sleep
  • physical changes, including changes to energy levels and weight loss or gain
  • self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

I have depression.

We’re here for you.

At Wesley Hospitals, we provide compassionate care and support to help you manage and overcome symptoms of depression. Our clinicians will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that equips you with the skills and knowledge to regain control of your life and build a brighter future.

From individual counselling and day programs to in-hospital stays, we can provide you with the support you need.

Connect with us today for more information and support. Our team will get back to you within one business day.

I need help for a loved one.

We can help you support someone you care for.

One in seven Australians experience depression in their lifetime. Because symptoms of depression vary from person to person, it can be hard to know when someone you love is suffering.

Without treatment, depression can have long-term negative impacts on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. The sooner your loved one can access support, the better their chances of recovery will be.

At Wesley Hospitals, we offer three treatment options: appointment-based individual counselling, day programs in a group setting, as well as in-hospital stays. This provides your loved one with choice and flexibility to access the support that they need.

You’ve already taken the first step in supporting someone you love who may be experiencing depression. For more information, contact our assessment team to see how we can work together to help your loved one break the cycle of depression, and return to a connected and fulfilling life.

You're not alone.

Here are some links to helpful information and resources about depression to support your journey to better mental health and wellbeing.

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Supporting you to return to a connected and fulfilling life.

Supporting you to return to a connected and fulfilling life.