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Depression Awareness

Over 350 million people in the world are affected by depression. This online course will raise awareness of depression and how it can be recognised, diagnosed, classified and treated. It starts by looking at diagnoses before moving on to define the various types of depression, you’ll also learn about other disorders. It then looks at the causes of depression and the everyday factors which can make it more difficult to manage effectively.

You’ll learn about depression symptoms in adults, teenagers and children and how to get help. There’ll be information to help you understand how to recognise and psychotic depression and how it can be treated.

The course also looks at the physical and social effects of depression, including on those living with a person who is depressed. Depression management techniques and treatments will be covered, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Relaxation techniques and Mood management.

Finally, we’ll feature the roles played by diet, exercise and managing work-life balance and lifestyle.


  • Accredited by IIRSM & CPD
  • Developed by industry experts
  • User-friendly & easy to understand
  • Interactive training with no time limit
  • Multiple-choice questions at end of each module
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour
  • Downloadable certificate upon successful completion

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand what Depression is and have an understanding of the diagnosis process.
• Recognise the causes and symptoms in adults, children and teenagers.
• Learn the different management techniques used and the support available.
• Recognise the impact of depression on the individual and those around them such as friends and family.


Target Audience

This course is aimed at people in the health and social care sector that would like to increase their awareness of Depression to improve the care they give. It is also written in a way that is accessible to people outside of health and social care and does not assume any prior knowledge of the condition.


Advantages

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.


Further Progression

Other courses that complement this one could include Developing a Workplace Mental Health Policy, Stress Awareness and Mental Health First Aid.


Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Depression Awareness 1 Introduction 70
Depression Awareness 2 The Causes of Depression 70
Depression Awareness 3 Effects on the Individual, Family and Friends 70
Depression Awareness 4 Depression Management and Support: Part 1 70
Depression Awareness 5 Depression Management and Support: Part 2 70

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1GB+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3MB+)

Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


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Instructor Led Lectures
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We understand that all students are different when it comes to learning, therefore different types of delivery mediums are needed in order to achieve success for students. Taking that into account, we deliver our content in a variety of different ways to ensure that students stay engaged and productive throughout their courses.
Mobile Optimisation & Progress Tracking
Our courses are optimised for all mobile devices allowing users to learn on the go whenever they have spare time and wish to do so. Users can access their courses from anywhere and their progress is completely tracked and recorded delivering peace of mind to each and every user.
Practice Quizzes and Exams
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We provide the next generation Learning Management System (LMS) to all of our students. This is an experience that combines the feature set of traditional LMS with advanced functionality designed to make learning management easy and online learning engaging from the student’s perspective.
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