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Survivors of Depression in Transition

 

info@sodit.org

Registered Charity No 1109165

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0114 242 1700

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We are a Charitable Organization and we provide a holistic perspective in dealing with depression (charity no. 1190165).

 

We provide a service-user led drop-in sessions with a friendly emphatic, safe environment.

 

We also facilitate one to one counselling with qualified professionals.

 

The Issues and Challenges 

 

  • Depression affects 1 in 7 people in the UK, meaning over 6 million people nationwide are at present, depressed.

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  • Women are twice as likely as Men to suffer from depression.

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  • Female depression is twice as likely as Male Depression to be chronic.

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  • Depression is sometimes hard to recognise so often goes untreated and there are a few support groups out there.

 

SODIT IS UNIQUELY PLACED TO HELP DEAL WITH ISSUES YOUR PATIENTS MAY BE EXPERIENCING.

 

Why Women? Why Depression? Why SODIT?

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  • There are many barriers to accessing Mental Health Services for both men and women. These are outlined in ‘Action on Mental Health: Into the Mainstream’ (ODPM).

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  • Women asked about their depression many expressed they are faced with extra barriers. These include:

 

                           1. Domestic Violence

 

                           2. Childcare Issues

 

                           3. Sexual Harassment

 

                           4. Eating Disorders

 

                           5. Powerlessness

 

                           6. Feeling Patronised

 

                           7. Sexuality and Heterosexist Assumptions

 

 

These findings indicate a clear need for Women’s Mental Health Support Groups – like S.O.D.I.T.

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