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Understanding Depression

A session that dispels common misconceptions and discusses the realities of living with depression, treatment options and local support.

Course overview

This single 2 hour class course is designed for anyone who has experienced depression or is working with or caring for someone who has, and discusses the myths and realities of depression, as well as the possible treatments and support available. Those that complete this class can then move onto Living with Depression.

Learning Objectives

All students will be able to:

  • Be able to describe what is meant by “depression”.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss common beliefs about depression with their peers.

Most students will be able to:

  • Identify factors which may contribute to a person’s vulnerability to developing depression.
  • Create a list of symptoms relevant to themselves.

Some students will be able to:

  • Draw up a plan with ideas to help themselves or somebody else who is suffering from depression.