A Compassionate View of Depression

Coming soon, starting 2018

It is estimated that depression affects approximately one in six people (McManus et al 2016). To put this into context if you think about the number of people within your work environment or on the road on which you live, for every 6 people potentially one person could be experiencing the symptoms of depression without you even knowing.

Depression impacts people in different ways. Often when suffering from depression, people feel alone and isolated in their experiences, but helping a person with depression to understand that they are not alone in their suffering can be beneficial.

These statistics demonstrate the impact of depression across the population but alarmingly depression also impacts around 80,000 children and young people in the UK (Green et al 2005). Having depression at a young age can impact on both education and social development. It is equally important to point out that more than half of children that experience depression in childhood will continue to experience symptoms into adulthood.

This FREE online Depression course will look at the global challenges of depression. It will explore the impact of depression on everyday life, as well as the internal cognitive distortions and emotional impact of depression. During this course you will consider the behavioural component to care and treatment whilst focusing on how those suffering with depression think differently; and finally consider self-compassion and provide some basic examples of the use of these therapies for the treatment of depression.

The course is ideal for those diagnosed with depression as well as their family and friends, and anyone working or seeking a career in education and health and social care industries.

Course requirements:

The course is free and widely available for anyone to take part in regardless of age, location or education status.

However, there are some basic requirements. You will need access to the internet whether it is on your PC, tablet, mobile or other electronic devices, as well as a valid email address to register with our online learning environment in order to take part in the course.

Register your interest

If you are interested in participating in this free online courses, please complete this form and we will let you know as soon as the course is open for enrolment: