Depression: Signs, Causes, and Support
Duration 1 day
This course examines the medical and psycho-social models of mental health and ill health, and thus places depression in its broader context. Different types of depression are examined as well as the different degrees that they can manifest themselves (mild, moderate and severe). The training also focuses on the causes, signs, and symptoms of clinical depression and covers treatment options and support and self-help appropriate for the condition (including WRAPs and crisis plans).
Throughout the course, the medical perspective is balanced with the lived reality of people who live with this condition.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to: Define the medical and psycho-social models of mental health and ill health Identify the causes, signs and symptoms of clinical depression Consider different treatment, support and self-help options Engage and foster good rapport that minimises stigmatisation
Methods of Delivery
This course is very interactive and is designed to give delegates a good overview of the key issues on the agenda. The trainer will employ a mix of group work, case studies, quiz, and visual presentation throughout the day.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Defining Depression: types, causes, signs and symptoms
- The medical and psycho-social models of mental health and ill health
- Treatments, support and self-help for depression
- Lived experience: personal testimonies
- Resources, contacts and further reading
This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who suffer from depression. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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