Who made this depression resource?

Dr Damien Ridge

While initially studying medicine, Damien became interested in sociology and in-depth qualitative approaches to research. He has specific expertise in emotional & mental health. He has worked in Australia (Deakin University), Vietnam (UN) and in the UK.

Advisory Panel

Carole Longson
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Dr Chris Manning
Depression Alliance
Dr David Jewell
GP, Harfield Health Centre
Dr David Taylor
Tavistock Clinic
Dr Joan Kirk
Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Dr John Powell
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Gary Cordle
MIND, Cymru
Harry Dodd
Royal College of Nursing
Marjorie Wallace
Pete Fleischmann
Service User Research Enterprise, Institute of Psychiatry
Professor Anne Rogers
Sociology of Health Care/National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
Professor Edzard Ernst
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School
Professor John Geddes
Dept. Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Professor Tony Butterworth
NHS Trent Workforce Development Centre
Richard Brook


We would like to thank MIND, Depression Alliance, SANE, Scottish Association of Mental Health, Peter Rose, Simon Bradstreet, Amelia Mustapha and all of the other GP’s, health professionals and participants who helped us with this research.

Supported by:

Department of Health