Understanding depression - eLearning (01HN07CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

This free course in understanding depression is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge and understanding, whether it is for personal reasons or for potential employment within a care sector setting. All of us feel down sometimes but when a low mood lasts for a long time and affects everyday life it becomes disabling. In its mildest form, depression can mean just feeling low. It doesn't stop people leading their normal lives but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. In its most severe forms depression can be life-threatening. This course looks at the causes, effects and management of depression.

What do I need to join the course?

In order to join this eLearning course you will need: A reliable internet connection and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone/Smartphone. You may also choose to use a headset or earphones. You will need to have access to the East Riding eLearn platform and joining instructions will be sent to you after you have enrolled.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

No specific equipment is required to attend the course, although pens & paper for taking notes whilst the training is in progress may be useful. You should ensure that you have a suitable place to study that is free from any distractions.

How will I learn?

This is an eLearning course, which allows you to work at your own pace. Once logged on to eLearn you can access the course on your dashboard. You will find information to read and questions to take part in which must be answered correctly to progress through the course.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • The meaning of ‘depression’, its causes and effects, both on the individual and those close to them.
  • The effects of psychotic depression
  • How the demands of daily life can maintain depression
  • How to manage and support depression
  • About the possible treatments and local resources which can help sufferers of depression

What could I do next?

You may wish to go on to join one of our other Health and Social Care courses. If you want to try a different subject then we offer a range of opportunities in computer skills, English, maths, employability, creative skills, retail, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools etc. To view our course offer visit our course pages.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.