Flexible start date




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  • Online

Why take this course?

Almost one in five adults living in the UK experiences some form of anxiety of depression. This number could possibly be higher, but many people are embarrassed to come forward due to society’s lack of understanding when it comes to the seriousness of anxiety and depression.

This short but highly informative auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact and key issues surrounding anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. It can be completed online in your own time (at a pace to suit you) and acts as a great addition to your CV, highlighting your understanding of and commitment to mental health.

What you will experience

Section 1: The meaning of ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic attack’
In this section, learners will be introduced to the true meaning of the terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic attack’, the causes and effects of anxiety and how particular ways of thinking can affect the onset of anxiety.

Section 2: Causes of anxiety
This section explores what causes anxiety and discusses existing research into why some are susceptible to anxiety, whilst others remain unaffected.

Section 3: The effects of anxiety
Learners will be introduced to the varying effects of anxiety, the physical and emotional symptoms and the health repercussions it can have on individuals living with the condition.

Section 4: How ways of thinking and behaving affect anxiety
In this section, learners will start to understand that the way people think can greatly influence the way they handle demanding, stressful events. This module details how individuals respond to such events in very different ways, and experiencing very different outcomes.

Section 5: Anxiety management and support
In the final section, learners will be introduced to the ‘self-help’ approach to anxiety and will learn about the different self-help strategies available to those living with the condition.