Information for the public
Who will provide my treatment?
Most people with depression are cared for by their GP. Your GP might involve other healthcare professionals, such as a nurse or a mental health worker, in your care. If treatment and support from a specialist mental health service would help you, you could be referred to a psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health nurse. But people who have specialist care usually continue to receive care from their GP as well. Very occasionally people with depression need to be admitted to hospital.