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Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Mental Health

Course overview

This course has been developed to support learners who are working with an individual who may be affected by or have a diagnosis of Depression. The course will give learners an understanding of what Depression is and how it impacts on an individual and their mental well-being. The course will also challenge the myths and stereotypes surrounding Depression.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussion, small group activities, case studies and the film: Living with Depression
This course has been developed and mapped to:
HM Government Policy document - No Health without Mental Health
Skills for Care - The Common Core Principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care

and the following QCF unit:
Understand Mental Health Problems

Course content

What is Depression
The difference between grief, sadness and depression
Myths and Stereotypes of depression
Different forms of depression
Signs and symptoms associated with depression
Factors known to trigger depression
Risks and benefits involved with medical treatment
Psychological therapies

Learning outcomes

Explain what is meant by the term depression
Explain the difference between grief, sadness, and depression
List the different types of depression
List the signs and symptoms associated with depression
Describe the factors that can trigger depression
State the different treatment options available


3 hours

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