I'm from N Ireland too & really struggling with severe anxiety & depression (amongst other conditions like fibromyalgia etc). I used to work full time and do a lot of voluntary work at an animal sanctuary at weekends (I prefer animals to most people) but my anxiety & depression have got so bad that I can't even do that anymore. It's weird how quickly your life can change... I'm no expert on any medical condition. I only have my own experiences to go by, but just give me a shout if you ever need to vent or anything.
I'm still new to this site so I'm still checking it out but I imagine there's a way to PM anyone if needed.
Take care & hang in there