- Course Code: UKFEC16DEP
- Location: Online
- Duration: 15 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Introduction to the Depression Awareness Diploma
The Depression Awareness Diploma course will give students the opportunity to learn about this common mental health condition. The course is filled with information that is not only appropriate for those who have depression and want to learn more about it, but also for those who know or love people with depression, and how their loved ones can best be helped. This is also an excellent course for anyone who is interested in getting into the counselling or psychology field.
Depression is not easy to treat, and there are a number of methods that can be attempted after a diagnosis has been made. This course explains all of the traditional treatments for depression, as well as alternative and self-help treatments. Additionally, the course explains the different types of depression, how depression affects one’s life, and what events or actions might trigger depression.
This course is an online training course that allows students to study when it is convenient for them. Many who take this course remain working their full-time job, which allows them to not only achieve the goal of learning more about depression, but also allows them to stay on top of their responsibilities.
Those who take the depression course can access the material from any device that can connect to the internet, and online support is available during the training. When completing the course, you will take a test, and upon passing, will receive a diploma that can be printed at home. We can also send a copy of the diploma to you for a fee.
What You Will Learn
The depression diploma course has been created to give people a full overview of the mental health disorder. The information learned in the course will help in both personal and professional situations.
This course covers:
- An introduction to depression
- The causes of depression
- Depression myths
- The symptoms of depression, including social, physical and psychological
- The different types of depression
- How to help someone with depression
- Traditional depression treatments
- Alternative depression treatments
- Self-help for depression
- How to identify the triggers of depression
- Lifestyle changes that can benefit depression
- Life after depression
- Resources in the UK to help one cope with depression
Benefits of the Depression Awareness Diploma Course
There are several benefits of completing the depression course online.
- The opportunity to study wherever you wish and at any time, even at home, after work or in your lunch break.
- The option to study at a pace that is easy for you, as there is no set time limit for the course.
- The ability to study from any device that connects to the internet, including tablets, mobile phones and computers.
- A course structure that is easy to understand, thanks to the small modules.
- Available online support, when required.
- A full, detailed syllabus, which ensures that you get all of the knowledge required to understand depression and to support those who have depression. This can be used in both your professional and personal life.
- Improving work and volunteer prospects, especially when working in the psychological field.
- Affordable pricing.
- A certified diploma that is recognised in the industry.
- 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
Who can take the 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 course is broken down into 13 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although 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.
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?Once you have completed all 13 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 13 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 the 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 Depression Awareness Diploma course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
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.