Loneliness can be a big part of depression. We have various community groups that can help with the sense of isolation. We have the merry widows group, and the men in sheds group to name a few.
Some people can struggle with their mood. At the severe end of this is depression where someone feels persistently sad, has a loss of interest and struggles to carry out daily activities. if this continues persistently for over 2 weeks, this
is defined as depression.
There are various ways that a person can help themselves initially to see if this can help improve their symptoms.
This support page from Mind can be helpful. Some suggestions may seem obvious, or there may be a sense that they will not work. Give some a try to see if they can help.
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
We have an excellent counselling service in the Bedfordshire Wellbeing service which offers a broad range of different psychological therapies that can help. You can contact them on https://bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk/ or call
01234880400 and they will arrange counselling for you.
Men in Shed Club
Merry Widowed Club
An active widows and widowers club. Meetings are held locally and new members are welcomed. If you would like to make new friends and join in with the many outings and activities please ring:
Jenny 01582 67 27 66 or Val 01582 65 97 17
If they are not helping or you do feel that symptoms are worsening, you can get in touch with the practice via
1) Engage consult
2) You can book an online appointment
3) You can contact us by phone and one of our administration team will assist you
4) You can come to see us and our reception team can help
if you need help when the surgery is closed, you can contact 111.