Get Help

There’s a lot of different support out there, from your local doctor to peer support to self-help. Depending on where you live, the process for seeking support can vary, but a good first step to take when thinking about getting treatment is to visit your doctor (or GP). This can seem like a scary prospect, but it is a very important step. It can be helpful to write down what you have been experiencing before you go to your first appointment. Taking that first step can be hard, and sometimes you may need to reach out several times before you find the help you need. Do not be discouraged. The right help is out there to help it get brighter for you.

For more information about different mental health conditions, and self help, please click here. We’ve also pulled together a brief overview of the support available in the regions where we’ve launched the It Gets Brighter Campaign. If you are in a region we haven’t launched, or want to find global support services, check out our International page.

Australia, Canada, GermanyLebanonUK, USAEgyptInternational




RIPPLE Campaign

Ripple Logo, Start a Ripple

Ripple is the newest campaign from Student Minds, giving students’ the knowledge, confidence and skills to change opinions about depression. We want students to share their experiences of depression through blogs and videos to help others learn more about depression, and share their #RippleTips of ways students can support their mental health. Everyone has a part to play in helping students with experiences of depression.

If you’ve ever experienced depression, supported someone who has, or have a positive message of hope to share about depression, then you may be able to help students with your story. Share a video of story, and support It Gets Brighter and Student Minds in changing minds about depression.
Start a Ripple. Make a Wave.

Find out more about Student Minds’ Ripple Campaign at

You can watch It Gets Brighter videos on the Ripple theme here.

Then you can record your own!

Learn more about student depression at




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