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CPD Understanding Depression

Course Overview

Around 1 in 5 adults are reported to have experienced some form of depression at the start of 2021, more than double compared to before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. No matter the cause, whether it’s financial problems, personal issues or something else, everyone can experience depression.

Our online depression course is perfect for individuals wanting to upskill for personal or professional reasons, or employers looking to provide training on depression for their staff. It will give you the knowledge needed to understand the causes and effects of depression, how to support people who suffer from depression, how to manage depression, and more.

Key Information

Course Length
4 hours

Course Level
Level CPD

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

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Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’

Look at the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression, alongside examining the key facts about depression.

Section 2: The cause of depression

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

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

Learn and 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

Discover the demands of modern, daily life, how they can manifest themselves into various forms of depression, and be introduced to techniques for managing these pressures and demands.

Section 6: Depression management and support

Cover the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression.

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