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e-workshop

Depression - Optimise (online)


  • Released: 07/2019
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 1h:30m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

Attending this workshop will help you to develop confidence in engaging in person-centred discussions with people with depression. You will work with peers from different sectors of pharmacy to discuss the treatment options available to meet the individual needs of the person living with depression.

This workshop will be delivered via the Zoom online platform and you will receive more details on how to join the Zoom meeting in your confirmation email after booking.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe how to address the challenges involved when consulting with people with depression
  • summarise the benefits and risks of common antidepressant drugs
  • engage in discussion about treatment options with people with depression that meet their needs

How to use this programme

Our e-workshops are run online using Zoom video conferencing. When you book onto an e-workshop you will automatically be registered onto the Zoom meeting and will receive emails from the meeting organiser about how to join.

Please note: You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the e-workshop.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees