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Mental Health in Agriculture

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This free course is written by Steven James who has over 10 years’ experience of working as a mental health practitioner. This short course is free to everyone and you can access it as many times as you wish. It’s especially relevant if you’re feeling low in spirits and want some help to understand why. There are optional pre- and post-training surveys if you wish to track your progress. This course explains how people become depressed and how our brains interpret depression. Tips are given for self-soothing and overcoming unpleasant symptoms. You’ll also be pointed in the right direction for seeking further help.
Who is the course intended for?
This course is for anyone who is working in agriculture who is susceptible to depression.
2- 2.5 hours
Training methodology:
This is a self-directed e-learning programme. It requires internet access through PC, tablet or laptop
Training Only

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Course Objectives

On the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how people become depressed and how our brains interpret depression
  • Develop their soothing system
  • Know where to look for further help and assistance

Course Programme:

  • Common themes of depression
  • How the human brain works
  • The three brain systems
  • Developing your soothing system
  • Strengthening your soothing system
  • Case study
  • Moments of crisis
  • Support through the NHS
  • Medication options
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Contacts for further information
  • The Farming Community Network

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