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Understanding Depression (CPD certified)

Course overview

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons.

This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

4 hours

Delivery method







Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will understand the causes and effects of depression, how it can impact an individual and their family and friends and possible treatments and local resources that can help sufferers.

Course content

  • The meaning of ‘depression’:
    • The difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression
    • Key facts about depression
  • The cause of depression:
    • Causes of depression
    • Symptoms of depression
    • Individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition
  • The effects of psychotic depression:
    • What psychotic depression is
    • How to identify those suffering from it
    • Ways in which to begin dealing with the condition
  • Effects on the individual, family and friends:
    • How depression affects an individual’s life
    • How depression affects their family and close friends
  • How the demands of daily life can maintain depression:
    • The demands of modern, daily life and how they can manifest themselves into various forms of depression
    • Techniques for managing these pressures and demands
  • Depression management and support:
    • Possible treatments
    • Local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression

Course requirements

To attend this course, students will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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