Apps and online communities

Cove – create music to capture your mood and express how you feel. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger.

Feeling Good: positive mindset – relax your body and mind with a series of audio tracks designed to help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset.

Side by Side – Mind’s online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you’re going through.

Togetherall – a safe online community to support your mental health, 24/7.

Helpful resources

Age UK – Your mind matters

Blurt – website dedicated to helping people with depression.

CALM (Campaign against living miserably) – a charity which offers support to people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

Depression UK – a national self-help organisation that helps people cope with their depression.

Living Life to the Full – self-help resources and learning sessions that can help you feel better. – low mood, sadness and depression

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self-help leaflet – explore the bookcase to find the depression leaflet

Royal College of Psychiatrists leaflet – depression

Royal College of Psychiatrists – depression in older adults

Smiling Mind

Recommended book reading – Mindfulness by Mark Williams, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, The Reality Slap Dr Russ Harris