Depression can impact on every part of a young person’s life, leaving them unable to function or engage with daily tasks. It can be caused by hardships in their life, difficult early experiences, or simply by their genetics. Whatever the cause, it can feel overwhelming for the young person suffering. On this pathway the counsellor will work with the pupil to understand their depression, including where it comes from, what the triggers are and how they can cope when they’re feeling overwhelmed. This will help the young person to feel empowered to overcome their depression and more able to deal with the symptoms.