Ripple is a campaign to increase awareness of depression for students, to give students the ability to understand what depression feels like, to help students speak to friends about their own experiences of depression, and to encourage students to share what small things they can do to help a friend with depression or low mood.
Launching on the 1st February 2016 nationally and in universities all over the UK, Ripple will help students with experiences of depression whilst at university. Find out more information about the campaign here
We're hoping to support the campaign with as many blogs of students' experiences of depression, so that more students can learn about what it's like to live with or around others with depression. You can publish with your name or anonymously, whichever you are comfortable with.
Below are some potential topics for Ripple blogs which we think would really help students:
- Your own personal experience of depression or periods of low mood
- Experience supporting a friend/family member with depression
- Any tips or recommendations you have for others experiencing depression.
Not a fan of writing? How about video?
Upload a video of your experiences of depression to It Gets Brighter using the 'Ripple' tag, and we'll promote the video throughout the Ripple campaign. It Gets Brighter aim to end the silence surrounding mental health, and empower young people to seek out the help and support that can lead to recovery. Click here for more info.