Male depression: What is it and what do professionals need to consider? Short Course

Male depression: What is it and what do professionals need to consider? Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 9am-12pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:

Men often express distress differently compared to women. Thus, depression in men may often be overlooked or misinterpreted which can lead to the condition being underdiagnosed. This could result in depressed men not getting the professional care that they need. This workshop aims to explore the ways in which male depression is manifested. Reference will be made to recent research evidence and suggestions for practice will be offered.

Who should attend:

Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychological therapists and other mental health professionals who work with male clients who are or who may potentially be depressed. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Chris is a Lecturer in Counselling at UCLan. He is a BACP Registered Member, a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a Fellow of the HEA. 

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshop participants will:
  • Have a good understanding of the clinical presentation of depression in men
  • Be able to think critically about differences in the manifestations of depression between men and women
  • Have an understanding of the typical ways in which depressed men self-manage their depression
  • Have knowledge of the main reasons that depressed men find it difficult to seek help
  • Be able to identify appropriate ways of encouraging depressed men to seek help

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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Please book online at If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808

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