Who is this course for?
Are you looking to increase your understanding of depression?
Want to understand how to support those around you who may be struggling?
Want to grow and develop as a leader?
Want to understand and know how to support friends and colleagues?
Then this course may be for you.
This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to mental health and wellbeing. This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons.
- Study anywhere and at your own pace.
- Enrol at any time.
- Complete within 4 weeks of being given access to the course.
This course is split into six manageable sections:
Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’
In this section, you will look at the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression, alongside examining the key facts about depression.
Section 2: The cause of depression
In this section, you will cover the causes and symptoms of depression and will also look at individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition.
Section 3: The effects of psychotic depression
In this section, you will understand exactly what psychotic depression is, develop the skills required to identify those suffering from it and begin to explore ways in which to begin dealing with the condition.
Section 4: Effects on the individual, family and friends
You will understand how depression affects an individual’s life, as well as the lives of their family and close friends.
Section 5: How the demands of daily life can maintain depression
This section covers the demands of modern, daily life and how they can manifest themselves into various forms of depression. You will also be introduced to techniques for managing these pressures and demands.
Section 6: Depression management and support
You will cover the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression.
This course is purely online. You will learn from the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. By enrolling on this course you will get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to provide evidence that you have been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years and aged 19+. You would also need a good level of English in order to understand the course materials and complete the course.
As you would be studying from home you would need an internet connection and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
How will progress be monitored and assessed?
Your learning is completed online through our online learning platform. All assessments are completed on that platform and you receive immediate feedback as they are marked online, automatically.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a CPD Certified certificate in Understanding Depression that you can add to your CV and use to support those around you.
All certificates are available in digital format that you can download from your portal once you have completed the course. A printed copy is available at request for an additional charge. See Costs and Fees below for more information.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college courses. See our full course offer here.
Costs and Fees?
Course cost: £15
To request a printed certificate please email Contact_Safl@sandwell.gov.uk with your request.
Please note there will be a £10 fee for printing, processing and postage.
Concessions on course costs
100% Concession if in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seekers or Employment Support allowance.
50% Concession if aged 60+.