Trainer Information


Equipment Required

Pre-Course Preparation



30–45 minutes

Flipchart/whiteboard (optional)

Writing materials for trainees


See Suggested Additional Resources in the module Planner.


Decide whether to take questions during or at the end of the session and take this time into account.

Unit Aim and Objectives

  • To make participants more aware of the issue of depression and how service users may be affected by it.

  • To introduce some basic information about depression.

  • To understand what actions care staff should take to observe and report changes in service users’ mental health.

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