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Depression Awareness Diploma

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This great value online diploma is designed to provide an insight into the mental disorder of depression. Although depression is a common condition, it can be difficult to recognise and treat the symptoms. This course is designed to help individuals identify and support depression, both in themselves and in others.


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This great value online diploma is designed to provide an insight into the mental disorder of depression. Although depression is a common condition, it can be difficult to recognise and treat the symptoms. This course is designed to help individuals identify and support depression, both in themselves and in others. Furthermore, you will learn about possible treatments, lifestyle changes and other strategies that can help when living with the many challenges of depression.

Who is the Course For?

There are no prerequisites to study the course and it is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject of depression. If you suffer from depression yourself, it will help you manage your condition using techniques such as becoming alert to potential triggers for depression. Equally, the course is a valuable resource for family members or those who work with people with depression and want to understand and support the people in their care.

How Does the Course Work?

All learning takes place online, giving you the freedom and flexibility to study the accessible modules at a time and in a place that suits you best. Also, because access to the course is for 12 months, you can revisit your learning whenever you need to.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Progress through the 12-15 hours of course content to gain valuable insight into the common, yet often misunderstood condition of depression.

  • Begin by learning to recognise the signs of depression.
  • Get an overview of the available treatments for depression.
  • Learn more about the signs that can indicate depression.
  • Explore the varying severity of depression in different people.
  • Learn about the different possible causes of depression and why it cannot be caused by one issue alone.
  • Gain an insight into medical and trauma-based causes of depression.
  • Learn about myths surrounding depression including why depression cannot be called a disease and why genetics may not play a part.
  • Gain an understanding of the symptoms of depression.
  • Learn about the difference in symptoms of depression between adults, teens and children.
  • Explore how to recognise the symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Learn about the feelings of anger or emptiness some people experience as part of their depression.
  • Gain insight into what bipolar depression is and how it can affect people.
  • Find out what seasonal depression is.
  • Learn about the similarities between cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder.
  • Discover what treatments are available for postnatal depression.
  • Learn strategies to tell if a loved one is suffering from depression and how to support them.
  • Find out what you should and shouldn’t say to someone who is depressed.
  • Focus on how to take care of yourself when helping someone suffering from depression.
  • Learn about the traditional treatments for mild, moderate and severe depression.
  • Discover the role of exercise can have in alleviating depression for some people.
  • Explore the role of self-help groups in treating minor depression.
  • Learn why cognitive behavioural therapy can help many people suffering from depression.
  • Find out about the role of alternative therapies such as supplements, acupuncture, meditation and massage in the treatment of depression.
  • Explore more about how self-help books, exercise, online counselling and a changed way of thinking can be used to treat depression.
  • Identify common triggers for depression such as stress, medical conditions, job loss and other financial worries.
  • Discover lifestyle changes that help combat depression such as healthy sleep and stress management techniques.
  • Learn about the difference between fatty acids and amino acids.
  • Explore the possibility of a full recovery from depression.
  • Find out about the residual symptoms of depression that some people experience following their illness.
  • Focus on the long-term outlook on social life and biological functions after depression.
  • Learn about sources of support such as the Big White Wall.
  • Discover where to get support locally and online.
  • Explore what resources are available for children and young people with depression.

ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE

  • Study on all your internet-enabled devices 24/7.
  • Course access is for 12 months, so not only can you go at your own pace, you are free to recap learning whenever you like.
  • Technical support is on hand if you run into problems.
  • With no entry requirements to meet, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject of depression.
  • If you don’t attain the 70% mark needed to pass the multiple-choice test at the end of the course, there is another opportunity to do so.
  • Download the certificate that will prove your new skillset on successful completion of the course.
  • Start learning as soon as you pay securely.
  • The full and detailed syllabus is clearly presented in 13 modules that make learning easy to engage with as well as cost effective.
  • Learning about depression is not just essential when you need to support someone with the condition, it’s crucial for your own wellbeing as a career.
  • Gaining an understanding of depression will help you manage your symptoms if you suffer from the condition yourself.
  • Proving your commitment to supporting those with depression could boost your career if you work with children, adults or elderly people.

Start your journey in understanding depression today by signing up to the Depression Awareness Diploma.

Understanding Depression
  • How to recognise that one has depression
  • An overview of the treatment of depression
  • Information on the signs that indicate depression
  • Different severities of depression
What Causes Depression?
  • Why depression cannot be caused by one issue
  • The different possible causes of depression
  • The medical causes of depression
  • The trauma-based causes of depression
Myths about Depression
  • The reason we cannot call depression a disease
  • Why antidepressants will not cure depression
  • Why genetics might not play a big role in depression
  • Why it isn’t necessary to take antidepressants for life
The Symptoms of Depression
  • How to understand depression symptoms
  • Understanding the difference in depression between adults, teens, and children
  • Recognising the symptoms of depression in older adults
  • Why some people experience anger or emptiness with depression
Types of Depression
  • What bipolar depression is and how it can affect someone
  • The symptoms of seasonal depression
  • How cyclothymic disorder is similar to bipolar disorder
  • The treatments for postnatal depression
Helping Someone with Depression
  • How to understand depression in your loved one
  • How to determine if your loved one is suffering from depression
  • What you should, and shouldn’t, say to someone who is depressed
  • How to take care of yourself when helping someone with depression
Traditional Treatments for Depression
  • The traditional treatments for mild, moderate, and severe depression
  • How exercise for depression might work to treat the condition
  • Why self-help groups can help to treat minor depression
  • Why cognitive behavioural therapy can work for many
Alternative Therapies for Depression
  • How supplements, such as St. John’s wort, can help depression
  • Why acupuncture might be a good alternative therapy for depression
  • How to use meditation for depression
  • The benefits of using massage therapy for depression
Self-Help for Depression
  • How self-help books might be an option for depression
  • Why people choose online counselling for depression
  • How adding exercise and activity can help to ease depression
  • How changing your way of thinking can improve your depression
Identifying Triggers for Depression
  • Why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
  • How a job loss can make someone more depressed
  • How medical conditions can affect depression
  • How one can alleviate depression when experiencing financial troubles
Identifying Triggers for Depression
  • Why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
  • How a job loss can make someone more depressed
  • How medical conditions can affect depression
  • How one can alleviate depression when experiencing financial troubles
Lifestyle Changes for Depression
  • How one can change their diet to battle depression
  • The difference between fatty acids and amino acids
  • Why healthy sleep is essential for brain health
  • Methods for managing stress
Life After Depression
  • The possibility of a full recovery from depression
  • How some people experience residual symptoms of depression
  • The long-term outlook on a person’s social life following depression
  • The long-term outlook on a person’s biological functions following depression
Seeking Help – Contacts and Resources
  • To understand what the Big White Wall offers
  • Where to find support in your local area
  • How to use online resources for depression support
  • What resources are available for children and young people with depression

This great value online diploma is designed to provide an insight into the mental disorder of depression. Although depression is a common condition, it can be difficult to recognise and treat the symptoms. This course is designed to help individuals identify and support depression, both in themselves and in others.

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  • Store Name: Atom Training Centre
  • Vendor: Atom Training Centre
  • Address: The clockhouse, 50 East Street
    Barking
    Essex
    IG11 8EQ
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