Health & Social Care
What is the course about?
This course aims to provide you with the knowledge required to understand the impact of key issues surrounding depression-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.
Why should I choose the course?
Benefits against other understanding depression courses:
You can learn from your own home, in your own time
You get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
What will I learn?
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 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
What will the course lead on to?
The college offers a wide range of CPD courses. If you would like further information on these please visit our website or contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400.
Are there any links with industry and university?
All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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