I am 21, and currently at university in manchester. i have been suffering from depression since august 2014, and have hit severe depression in the past few weeks. I am determinded to overcome this, but the thought of the time this is going to take is extremely daunting. I, to be completely honest, am scared. I scared of feeling stuck in this rut and never having the opportunity to see that light at the end of the tunnel. I am studying Bsc(Hons) Economics and am in my first year after travelling for 2 years after a-levels. I have taken up a new hobby, which not only has helped me to focus my emotion on a task, but is also very rewarding to see my final projects. That hobby is ... knitting. I have begun knitting and am extremely passionate about it, i am completely self-taught and have been going about 3 months or so. I want to use this hobby as an opportunity for theraputic 'time out' for my own mind and the depressive thoughts are curbed whilst I get creative. I've decided to see if fundraising for me to continue my hobby, and be able to afford materials etc to be able to actually make some brilliant jumpers, baby clothes etc ... as a form of therapy. I intend to sell these items at craft fare's etc, raising awareness and taking donations to go towards mental health awareness. On top of this ... I have created my own self-help ideas. I have begun recording videos of myself day to day, beginning on one of my lowest ever days ... today. I have started recording myself in a hope that i can watch my progress as I move through this very low time in my life. I want to put the video into my own self help type of inspirational video, which i really do hope can someday help others. Any donations will be highly appreciated, and will be going towards my set up expenses towards a reative therapy which will hopefully help myself ... and in turn I want nothing more than to share my experience with others and support those in need when they feel they have nowhere to turn.