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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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.