- Course Code: UKMG17ADA
- Location: Online
- Duration: 30 hours
- Cost: £598.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- How to understand depression in your loved one
- How to determine if your loved one is suffering from depression
- What you should, and should not, say to someone who is depressed
- How to take care of yourself when helping someone with 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Understanding anxiety;
- An overview of anxiety and its relevance in our lives;
- A definition of anxiety;
- A comparison between anxiety and stress;
- External and environmental causes;
- Anxiety due to past trauma and grief;
- Work related anxiety and coping strategies;
- Sleep deprivation and consumption of stimulants;
- How genes can increase predisposition to anxiety;
- Neurotransmitters, brain activity and their connection to anxiety;
- How to distinguish between natural worry and anxiety;
- Physical symptoms of anxiety;
Module 4 : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Causes of Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Cognitive anxiety symptoms (mood and thought disorders);
- Affective and behavioural anxiety symptoms (emotions, behaviours);
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and its impact on your life;
- GAD in children and adolescents;
- Definition and explanation of OCD and its impact on our lives;
- Common examples of obsessions and compulsions;
- OCD spectrum disorders and their connection to OCD;
- Facts about OCD and its causes;
- What are panic attacks and what is agoraphobia?
- Causes of, symptoms of and treatment for panic attacks;
- Panic attacks and agoraphobia;
- The physiology of a panic attack - what happens in our body?
- Definition of PTSD;
- Brief history of PTSD diagnosis and treatment;
- Types of PTSD symptoms;
- Re-experiencing, avoidance, aggression;
- What is social anxiety disorder, and how does it differ from shyness?
- The difference between shyness and social anxiety;
- Emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms of social anxiety;
- Triggers and causes of social anxiety;
- Definition of a phobia and common types of phobias;
- Definition of exposure response prevention therapy;
- Types of ERP (exposure response prevention) techniques, including in vivo, imaginal, virtual reality and interoceptive;
- Graded, flooding and systematic desensitisation methods;
- Mindfulness-based techniques and practices;
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT);
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT);
- Interpersonal therapy;
Who can take the Anxiety & Depression Awareness Diploma course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The Anxiety & Depression Awareness Diploma Course consists of 2 courses:
Each course consists of between 10 and 13 individual modules.
Modules can take from 20 to 90 minutes to complete. You are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Do I have to study the courses in a certain order?No. You can study the courses in any order you choose. If you want to, you can do one module from a course and then move on to the next course.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Yes. Once you have completed all of the modules for each course there will be a multiple choice test.
The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for each test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process.
We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Anxiety & Depression Awareness Diploma course?We estimate that the course will take about 30 hours to complete in total.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.