CPD Understanding Depression

Are you looking to increase your understanding of depression? Why not complete our Understanding Depression training course? This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons.


This course is set up into manageable sections. These include:

Section 1: The meaning of ‘depression’

In this section, you will look at the difference between ‘feeling low’ and clinical depression, alongside examining the key facts about depression.

Section 2: The cause of depression

In this section, you will cover the causes and symptoms of depression and will also look at individual experiences and case studies from those who have experienced the condition.

Section 3: The effects of psychotic depression

In this section, you will understand exactly what psychotic depression is, develop the skills required to identify those suffering from it and begin to explore ways in which to begin dealing with the condition.

Section 4: Effects on the individual, family and friends

You will understand 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 manifest themselves into various forms of depression. You will also be introduced to techniques for managing these pressures and demands.

Section 6: Depression management and support

You will cover the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression and psychotic depression.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

Key Information

Course Length 4 hours
Course Level Level CPD
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment