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In the Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People course from University of Reading by FutureLearn you will understand how to recognise depression and low mood in teenagers and learn how to help.

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Overview

In the Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People course from University of Reading by FutureLearn you will learn how to recognise and help with depression and low mood in young people.

Depression in teenagers can be long-lasting and have wide-ranging effects. Identifying such difficulties early on and offering appropriate support is key in bringing about positive change for young people. However parents and professionals are not always aware of key signs and symptoms of depression or what to do when teenagers are faced with such difficulties.

This course will help you to recognise low mood and depression in teens, understand CBT – an evidence based treatment, discover practical techniques to help support young people and, access sources of further advice.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand the key signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and how it may present itself
  • Identify how depression differs from low mood and other 'normal' mood fluctuations in teenagers
  • Describe key environmental and lifestyle factors which may contribute to depression in teenagers
  • Discuss what teenagers and carers can do to promote a healthier lifestyle within the family
  • Understand how a psychological approach can help us to better understand depression
  • Understand CBT and other key strategies that can be helpful for low mood
  • Identify how patterns of behaviour and thinking can contribute to depression in teenagers and how these can be addressed in therapy
  • Discuss the importance of good communication when supporting teenagers with depression, both within families and between families and other agencies such as schools
  • Summarise how and why breakdowns in communication occur and how to resolve these

Accreditation

The CPD Certification Service: This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

Programme Structure

Syllabus

  • The impact of lifestyle
  • Understanding and addressing behaviour patterns in depression
  • Understanding and addressing thinking patterns in adolescent depression
  • Family life and communication, seeking further help

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course has been specifically created for parents of young people with depression and low mood, teachers and primary (or other) healthcare professionals who play a role in detecting mental health difficulties and offering appropriate support and guidance to young people.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 35 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 35 days.
  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $74

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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