Understanding Low Mood and Depression

The purpose of this course is to help you support children and young people who may be experiencing low mood or depression.

Course description

Low mood causes us to feel sad, anxious or worried and is an appropriate reaction to things that we experience in life. Depression however, is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed-up for a few days. Written in partnership with the School and Public Health Nurses Association, this course will help you support children and young people who may be experiencing low mood or depression.

The course covers important aspects of low mood and depression such as:

  • the difference between low mood and depression
  • the main causes and indicators of low mood and depression
  • the signs and symptoms of low mood and depression
  • specific types of depression and the conditions of events related to them
  • ways in which you can help and support people dealing with low mood and depression
  • support available for people dealing with low mood and depression
  • ways to communicate with people suffering from low mood and depression
  • further help and support available (e.g. helplines and urgent support services)

What are my buying options?


Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £11.99 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



Buy as part of a training package

This course can be bought as part of our comprehensive e-learning service, EduCare for Education.

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Key features and benefits

Price £11.99 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience All

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • One CPD credit
  • Optional narration of the course module and questionnaire for accessibility
  • Personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable module for future reference

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Phil Wise, Reading Blue Coat School