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Depression Awareness Course Online

The Depression Awareness online course will raise awareness of depression and how it can be recognised, diagnosed, classified and treated.
Course Price : £35+vat

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Course Description

Over 350 million people in the world are affected by depression.

This Depression Awareness online course will raise awareness of depression and how it can be recognised, diagnosed, classified, and treated.

The course starts by looking at diagnoses before moving on to define the various types of depression. You will also learn about other disorders.

The next part of the course 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 also how to get help.
There’ll be information to help you understand how to recognise 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, in the last part of this training course, we will feature the various roles played by diet and exercise, as well as managing work-life balance and lifestyle.

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

Target Audience

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


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

Further Progression

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

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


Recommended System Requirements

• Browser: An up to date web browser is necessary
• Video: Up to date video drivers are required
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Course Duration:

This online course lasts 45 minutes (Please note: This duration is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or for delegates’ thinking time on the questions).

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