Mental Health
Introduction to Depression

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To learn about depression, how it affects individuals, and how best to support sufferers.


  • Understand the signs and symptoms of depression Develop effective verbal skills to appropriately respond to situations Be aware of the four common types of depression Sharing good practice at work

Target Audience:

This course will greatly benefit anyone who may have to deal with, or support sufferers of depression. In addition, it will develop participant awareness of mental health issues related to depression.

Course Content:

  • Understanding depression
  • Signs and symptoms
  • 4 Types of depression
  • Assessment of depression
  • Treatments available
  • Medication
  • Legislation
  • Case study 1
  • Responding to blanket statements
  • Case study 2
  • Role of professionals
  • Summary
  • Evaluations and endings


The course covers different types of depression, how they develop, as well as identifying the treatments available. It also explores the myths and misconceptions that surround depression, an often misunderstood condition. In addition, the course covers verbal skills and how to respond and engage with a sufferer.

To find out more about these courses please contact our office on 01922 683976 to speak to one of our team or email us on or complete our course interest form by clicking here.