The easy to read booklet explains what foods are best to eat and shows how to eat healthily on a budget. Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation said:
"There is substantial evidence to suggest that positive diet changes may have a beneficial impact upon a person's mental health. The booklet is a useful guide for professionals wishing to advise patients on how changes to their diet can complement other treatments during recovery."
For a free copy of Healthy eating and depression: How diet may help protect your mental health visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk or telephone 020 7803 1101.
While a healthy diet can help recovery, it should sit alongside other treatments recommended by a doctor.
Did you know?
-- Between 8% and 12% of people in the UK experience depression in a year. -- The World Health organisation estimates that by 2020 depression will be the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease.
Visit this page for more information about the links between food and mental health. Our online resources include recipes, a nutrient table and an interactive guide to which foods may have an impact on particular conditions.
The Healthy eating and depression booklet has been endorsed by the Mental Health Group of the British Dietetic Association.
The Mental Health Foundation uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. We work to influence policy, including government at the highest levels. And we use our knowledge to raise awareness and to help tackle the stigma attached to mental illness. We reach millions of people every year through our media work, information booklets and online services.
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