Registered Charity No 1109165
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0114 242 1700
We are a 100% service user run and led charitable organisation 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.
Women are twice as likely as Men to suffer from depression.
Female depression is twice as likely as Male Depression to be chronic.
Depression is sometimes hard to recognise so often goes untreated and there are a few support groups out there.
Why Women? Why Depression? Why SODIT?
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).
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
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.