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.
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
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.