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Depression Awareness Online Bundle, 2 Certificate Courses

Gain an insight into the mental disorder of depression

Get Depression Awareness, and Anxiety Awareness in this Bundle

1. Depression Awareness: Gain an insight into the mental disorder of depression

This great value online Certificate is designed to provide an insight into the mental disorder of depression. Although depression is a common condition, it can be difficult to recognise and treat the symptoms. This course is designed to help individuals identify and support depression, both in themselves and in others. Furthermore, you will learn about possible treatments, lifestyle changes and other strategies that can help when living with the many challenges of depression.

Who is the Course For?

There are no prerequisites to study the course and it is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject of depression. If you suffer from depression yourself, it will help you manage your condition using techniques such as becoming alert to potential triggers for depression. Equally, the course is a valuable resource for family members or those who work with people with depression and want to understand and support the people in their care.

How Does the Course Work?

All learning takes place online, giving you the freedom and flexibility to study the accessible modules at a time and in a place that suits you best. Also, because access to the course is for 12 months, you can revisit your learning whenever you need to.

2. Anxiety Awareness: Learn how to understand the whole concept of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders such as anxiety, phobias and OCD account for the most common mental health problems in the UK, with millions of sufferers. It’s estimated that one in four people will be affected at some point, so there’s a good chance that you or someone you know could suffer. This course has been designed to increase awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatments of anxiety, to help you better understand the conditions that fall under the anxiety umbrella.

Who Is This Course For?

If you’re an anxiety sufferer yourself then this course will be helpful in improving your understanding of the condition, including the triggers and possible treatments. It will also be very useful if you need to support someone close who is dealing with anxiety. Medical professionals and those concerned with the welfare of others through the course of their job may also find this Certificate course valuable.

How Will I Learn?

All study takes place online, making it easy to fit this course around your existing commitments. You can learn on most devices and browsers, wherever and whenever you choose.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

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Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. 12 Month access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion per course.

The Depression Awareness Online 2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Depression Awareness Online Course

Understanding Depression

  • How to recognise that one has depression
  • An overview of the treatment of depression
  • Information on the signs that indicate depression
  • Different severities of depression

What Causes Depression?

  • Why depression cannot be caused by one issue
  • The different possible causes of depression
  • The medical causes of depression
  • The trauma-based causes of depression

Myths about Depression

  • The reason we cannot call depression a disease
  • Why antidepressants will not cure depression
  • Why genetics might not play a big role in depression
  • Why it isn't necessary to take antidepressants for life

The Symptoms of Depression

  • How to understand depression symptoms
  • Understanding the difference in depression between adults, teens, and children
  • Recognising the symptoms of depression in older adults
  • Why some people experience anger or emptiness with depression

Types of Depression

  • What bipolar depression is and how it can affect someone
  • The symptoms of seasonal depression
  • How cyclothymic disorder is similar to bipolar disorder
  • The treatments for postnatal depression

Helping Someone with Depression

  • How to understand depression in your loved one
  • How to determine if your loved one is suffering from depression
  • What you should, and shouldn't, say to someone who is depressed
  • How to take care of yourself when helping someone with depression

Traditional Treatments for Depression

  • The traditional treatments for mild, moderate, and severe depression
  • How exercise for depression might work to treat the condition
  • Why self-help groups can help to treat minor depression
  • Why cognitive behavioural therapy can work for many

Alternative Therapies for Depression

  • How supplements, such as St. John's wort, can help depression
  • Why acupuncture might be a good alternative therapy for depression
  • How to use meditation for depression
  • The benefits of using massage therapy for depression

Self-Help for Depression

  • How self-help books might be an option for depression
  • Why people choose online counselling for depression
  • How adding exercise and activity can help to ease depression
  • How changing your way of thinking can improve your depression

Identifying Triggers for Depression

  • Why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
  • How a job loss can make someone more depressed
  • How medical conditions can affect depression
  • How one can alleviate depression when experiencing financial troubles

Identifying Triggers for Depression

  • Why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
  • How a job loss can make someone more depressed
  • How medical conditions can affect depression
  • How one can alleviate depression when experiencing financial troubles

Lifestyle Changes for Depression

  • How one can change their diet to battle depression
  • The difference between fatty acids and amino acids
  • Why healthy sleep is essential for brain health
  • Methods for managing stress

Life After Depression

  • The possibility of a full recovery from depression
  • How some people experience residual symptoms of depression
  • The long-term outlook on a person's social life following depression
  • The long-term outlook on a person's biological functions following depression

Seeking Help – Contacts and Resources

Course 2 - Certificate in Anxiety Awareness Online Course

Understanding Anxiety, its Impact on our Lives and Research into Anxiety Disorders

  • Understanding anxiety;
  • An overview of anxiety and its relevance in our lives;
  • A definition of anxiety;
  • A comparison between anxiety and stress;

External Causes of Anxiety

  • External and environmental causes;
  • Anxiety due to past trauma and grief;
  • Work related anxiety and coping strategies;
  • Sleep deprivation and consumption of stimulants;

Inherited Causes of Anxiety, Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

  • How genes can increase predisposition to anxiety;
  • Neurotransmitters, brain activity and their connection to anxiety;
  • How to distinguish between natural worry and anxiety;
  • Physical symptoms of anxiety;

Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Causes of Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Cognitive anxiety symptoms (mood and thought disorders);
  • Affective and behavioural anxiety symptoms (emotions, behaviours);
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and its impact on your life;
  • GAD in children and adolescents;

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Definition and explanation of OCD and its impact on our lives;
  • Common examples of obsessions and compulsions;
  • OCD spectrum disorders and their connection to OCD;
  • Facts about OCD and its causes;

Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

  • What are panic attacks and what is agoraphobia?
  • Causes of, symptoms of and treatment for panic attacks;
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia;
  • The physiology of a panic attack - what happens in our body?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Definition of PTSD;
  • Brief history of PTSD diagnosis and treatment;
  • Types of PTSD symptoms;
  • Re-experiencing, avoidance, aggression;

Social Anxiety Disorder

  • What is social anxiety disorder, and how does it differ from shyness?
  • The difference between shyness and social anxiety;
  • Emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms of social anxiety;
  • Triggers and causes of social anxiety;

Anxiety Therapies and Treatments (Part I)

  • Definition of a phobia and common types of phobias;
  • Definition of exposure response prevention therapy;
  • Types of ERP (exposure response prevention) techniques, including in vivo, imaginal, virtual reality and interoceptive;
  • Graded, flooding and systematic desensitisation methods;

Anxiety Therapies and Treatments (Part II); Anxiety Centres in the UK

  • Mindfulness-based techniques and practices;
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT);
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT);
  • Interpersonal therapy

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 006ECDAD2CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 Months
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate