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Understanding Depression (online, short course)


Course Overview

Our online depression course is perfect for individuals wanting to upskill for personal or professional reasons, or employers looking to provide training on depression for their staff. It will give you the knowledge needed to understand the causes and effects of depression, how to support people who suffer from depression, how to manage depression, and more.

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No previous knowledge, skills or experience needed.

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Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’

Look at the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression, alongside examining the key facts about depression.

Section 2: The cause of depression

Cover the causes and symptoms of depression and will also look at individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition.

Section 3: The effects of psychotic depression

Understand exactly what psychotic depression is, develop the skills required to identify those suffering from it and begin to explore ways in which to begin dealing with the condition.

Section 4: Effects on the individual, family and friends

Learn and understand how depression affects an individual’s life, as well as the lives of their family and close friends.

Section 5: How the demands of daily life can maintain depression

Discover the demands of modern, daily life, how they can manifest themselves into various forms of depression, and be introduced to techniques for managing these pressures and demands.

Section 6: Depression management and support

Cover the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression.

This course will take up to 4 hours to complete, Study from anywhere, at any time with an immediate start

Access to an e-learning platform with online materials and online assessment
Immediate start
Study from anywhere, at any time

You will be assessed through online learning materials and assessment.
You will receive an e-certificate upon completion

Entry Level NONE Non regulated provision, Entry Level, Health and Social Care

Entry level

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