It seems there is so much information and opinion about today on depression. Mental health issues appear to be on the rise, as are the number of solutions and management approaches on offer. With so many voices and agencies offering help, Christians are often unsure about how to respond to those who suffer with this, ‘soul sickness’. In my seminar I hope to look at the pastoral opportunities that those who suffer with depression present the church. We will be looking at ways in which the church can respond compassionately and Biblically to this pastoral issue. We will also identify bad practice and the things that are to be avoided when supporting those who struggle with depression. This will be of particular interest to those who have a heart to walk with brothers and sisters in the darkness of depression.