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Understanding Depression (Arabic)

This workshop will be offered in Arabic, delivered by two bilingual educators, during Term 4 2023.

What is depression? Depression is a prevalent and often misunderstood mental health condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It is a pervasive mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. It often leads to physical and emotional symptoms, affecting a person’s ability to function effectively in their personal and professional life. Depression can vary in severity and duration, but it is more than just fleeting sadness, and it can significantly impact one’s overall well-being.

This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of depression, offering invaluable insights into its nature, its profound impact on individuals, as well as the ripple effects on their caregivers and families. We delve deep into the complexities of depression, exploring its seriousness and prevalence in society. Participants will gain a deep understanding of how depression manifests and affects individuals, their support networks, and the wider community.

By the end of this workshop, students will have learned to:

  • Explain how serious and common depression is
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of depression
  • Explain factors that make an individual at risk of depression
  • Describe common treatments for depression
  • Identify self care techniques and barriers
  • Identify and use helpful recovery processes to support someone with depression

Join us for the “Understanding Depression” workshop and enhance your understanding of this complex disorder to support individuals on their journey to better mental health and well-being.

This workshop will be offered in Arabic, delivered by two bilingual educators, during Term 4 2023.



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Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.

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