Depression & Personality Disorders
Duration 1 Day
This course examines the medical and psycho-social models of mental health and ill health, and thus places depression and personality disorders in their broader contexts. Different types of depression are looked at, as well as the different degrees that they can manifest themselves (mild, moderate and severe). The causes and the signs and symptoms of both clinical depression and personality disorders are focused on, as are the treatments, support and self-help appropriate for both conditions. Throughout the course the medical perspective is balanced with the lived reality of people who have these conditions. The day finishes with the recovery model and the ways in which it can help both people who suffer from depression and personality disorders as well as those who are supporting them.
- The medical and psycho-social models of mental health and ill health
- The different types of depression
- The causes and the signs and symptoms of clinical depression. Treatments, support and self-help for depression
- What is personality disorder: concepts of 'normal' and 'abnormal' personality
- Definitions of personality disorder
- Different types of personality disorder
- Causes and core traits
- Borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
- Treatments, support, self-help
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, a quiz, and visual presentation throughout the day.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To know the main diagnostic criteria of a personality disorder
- To know the key characteristics of the borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social diagnoses
- To know treatment pathways and helpful support approaches for someone diagnosed with personality disorder
- The treatments, support and self-help that relate to both conditions. How to engage with and support someone who has depression or personality disorder in a way that fosters good rapport and minimises stigmatisation
This course is relevant to anybody in the voluntary sector who works with people who suffer from depression or personality disorder, or for people who themselves have these conditions. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
None, although previous Mental Health Awareness training can prove beneficial. The course is suitable for both frontline staff and managers.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Mental Health Awareness