CPPE Corner: New Depression Optimise programme

CPPE Corner: New Depression Optimise programme

December 3, 2019

Develop your skills and confidence in engaging with people who have depression with the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)’s latest course. We spoke to Sneha Varia, CPPE East of England Regional Manager, to find out more.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Depression Optimise programme.

At least a third of the English population is predicted to experience an episode of mild depression during their lifetime, so it is likely that someone you know or care about will be affected by depression. However, unlike physical ill heath, the symptoms of depression are often invisible. Social stigmas around depression can often inhibit people from talking about their condition or seeking help, with almost 40% of people who meet the criteria for major depression not going to see their doctor. Are you confident talking to people with depression about their condition?

Our Depression Optimise programme aims to help you to improve your consultation skills with people who have depression and gain confidence in engaging in discussions. This programme also aims to develop your ability to listen to the person’s concerns and respond to their needs.

Completing our Depression Optimise programme will help you to be able to summarise the risks and benefits of antidepressants and undertake discussions about treatment options with people with depression that meet their needs.

Our Optimise programmes are designed so that any member of your team can run a small group learning session in your pharmacy department at any time. The learning consists of preparation activities that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and these focus on medicines optimisation and improved patient outcomes. The small group learning session should take around 40 minutes and includes activities on clinical decision making and clinical consultations.

Click here for more information on the Depression Optimise programme

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