This in-depth programme will guide you through depression, its causes, effects and treatments, deepening your understanding and helping you recognise the signs in yourself, colleagues or clients.

Up to 1 in 5 of us will become depressed at some point in our lives; with statistics like these, can you afford not to know about depression? This programme will help you cope with depression and care for those with it.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

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Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 45 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is depression?
  • Causes of depression
  • Endorphins
  • Depression & the elderly
  • Depression & teenagers
  • At risk individuals
  • Mild depression
  • Moderate depression
  • Severe depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-natal depression
  • Psychotic depression
  • Post depression
  • Genetic factors
  • Alcohol & drug misuse
  • Childhood abuse
  • Traumatic events
  • Physical illness
  • Personality disorders
  • General worries
  • Grief
  • Signs of depression
  • Exercise
  • De-stressing
  • Suicide
  • Self-harming
  • Psychological symptoms
  • Physical symptoms
  • Medical treatments
  • Psychological treatments
  • Physical treatments
  • Alternative treatments
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Sleep
  • Family & friends


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 9.