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CPD Understanding Depression

Would any of your learners benefit from studying our Understanding Depression course?

This course aims to give your learners the knowledge required to understand the impact and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety. This will prove beneficial for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons.

Upon completion of our Understanding Depression course, your learners could progress on to study the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, or the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.


Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’

Your learners will learn to understand the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression, and will examine the key facts about depression.

Section 2: The causes of depression

In this section, your learners will cover the causes and symptoms of depression, as well as individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition.

Section 3: The effects of psychotic depression

Your learners will discover what psychotic depression is and the factors that are associated with it.

Section 4: Effects on the individual, family and friends

Your learners will develop their understanding of 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 contribute to depression.

Section 6: Depression management and support

In this section, your learners will cover the possible treatments and local resources that can help those who experience depression and psychotic depression.

Key Information

Course Length 4 hours
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment



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