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People who suffer with depression often try to hide the symptoms from close family and friends and it is vital to recognise the early signs. There are a wide variety of organisations that can help people with depression, as well as their family and friends.

The Matthew Elvidge Trust (TMET) can't provide advice about personal situations. However,if you, or anyone you know, is feeling depressed, it is most important that you seek professional help quickly. We have listed below a number of organisations, who are able to provide help and support, but their services are intended to supplement and not replace professional advice through your GP and other services provided by the National Health Service.

The Matthew Elvidge Trust (TMET) doesn't recommend or endorse any particular organisation and can't guarantee that the organisation will have a solution to your particular problem; however, we do hope that they will be able to provide the right support for your situation.


Maytree, London

Maytree 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
Telephone: 0207 263 7070      
Maytree is a sanctuary for the suicidal; a place where, during a brief stay, a person will find the support that can alleviate despair and isolation. Maytree offers:

  • your own room, respect for privacy, “space”, and complete confidentiality
  • a maximum length of stay of four nights
  • use of the facilities of the house: a sitting room and a kitchen where snacks/light meals can be prepared or may be offered by volunteers; and a small, quiet garden.There are plenty of local shops.
  • the chance to talk to a volunteer, as much or as little as you like, and to explore your thoughts and feelings - and the circumstances  that lie behind your despair. Feeling understood is the first step.
  • specialist advice (legal, financial, housing, medical), should you need it, from any of a panel of advisers, who offer their services to Maytree – all totally confidential.
  • Also, help in arranging support of whatever kind beyond your stay at Maytree

Please note that there is no charge for staying at Maytree.

Cardinal Clinic, Windsor

Cardinal Clinic Oakley Green, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UL
Tel: 01753 869755 

Cardinal Clinic is a leading independent psychiatric hospital with extensive out-patient facilities and has been providing the highest level of psychiatric care for over thirty years.

The Clinic is set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Windsor, making it easily accessible by road and close to Heathrow Airport.

The Clinic has the expertise and experience to deal with a wide range of psychiatric conditions from mild depression to psychosis.

Cardinal Clinic has over 30 clinicians comprising Consultant Psychiatrists (including Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists), Psychologists, Psychotherapists and a dedicated nursing team.

Cardinal Clinic has been treating patients for over 30 years and is able to offer the expertise to deal with all aspects of psychiatric and psychological difficulties including:

  • Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Obesity)
  • Alcohol Rehab and Detox
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Marital & Sexual Difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Self Harm
  • ADHD & Autistic Spectrum

As well as treating adults, the Clinic has a specialist team available to help with problems such as rituals, bullying and problems at school. The team consists of Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Psychologists.

The Clinic offers a number of routes to treatment: Out-Patient, Day-Patient and In-Patient, depending on the patient’s needs. The Clinic ensures their patients are seen by the most appropriate specialist to ensure the quickest and healthiest recovery.

If you are unsure about treatment, the Clinic welcome a call and make an appointment to look round and talk to a member of the nursing team who are happy to advise on the next steps.


The warning signs of depression:

  • Changes in mood

    Changes in mood

  • Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism

    Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism

  • Difficulty in making decisions

    Difficulty in making decisions

  • Irregular Sleep

    Irregular Sleep

  • Decreased Energy

    Decreased Energy

  • Tearfulness


  • Feelings of guilt and worthlessness

    Feelings of guilt and worthlessness

  • Restlessness


  • Thoughts of death or suicide

    Thoughts of death or suicide

  • Appetite and weight loss

    Appetite and weight loss

  • Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood

    Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood

  • Insomnia


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