Depression Awareness Certification
Depression is something that countless people suffer from at some point in their lives. Whether it be chronic treatment-resistant depression or situational depression, for those who suffer, the affliction is very real. For this reason, many organisations are looking for those with an expertise in this field, be it for counselling or human resources purposes.
By taking this easy-to-follow 13 module course, your team members will familiarise themselves with this poorly understood and often stigmatised issue.
This course is offered entirely online, allowing your employees to study at any time and from anywhere. Access to course materials is possible via any device with an active internet connection.
As the employee finishes individual modules, their knowledge will be tested, helping them to cement the ideas and commit the concepts to memory.
This course is perfect for all of your team to acquaint themselves with a condition that is so very common within the workplace, yet still so often completely misunderstood.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Through this course, your team will learn about:
- The symptoms of depression and how you can recognise them;
- The different treatment options available to those suffering from depression;
- Possible causes of depression and how learning the precise cause is often difficult, if not impossible;
- Common misconceptions about depression and the use of antidepressants;
- The different types of depression and recognising the symptoms that are associated with each;
- Identifying stimuli in an individual’s life that can potentially be a trigger for depression;
- How recovery from depression is possible, just to be aware of potential relapses into depressive states;
- The resources available for overcoming depression and how to find them.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
This is one subject whereby all of your team will benefit from increased awareness and knowledge. By taking the course, some of the myriad of benefits to be expected include:
- Gaining the ability to recognise depression and the necessary steps to treat it;
- Helping other members of staff who are suffering from depression;
- The ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits them;
- Study materials are available on all major devices and are accessible 24/7;
- Online support is available to all of your enrolled employees;
- All employees who successfully complete the course will be given an industry-recognised certificate.
- 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 shouldn't, 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 Certification 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 students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
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 a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Depression Awareness Certification 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.