"Depression Management Course"

About: Specialist services / Short Term Educational Programme (STEP)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

The below is a summary of the feedback from participants who attended the Depression Course in January 2019:

What did you find helpful about the course?

- Knowing that I am not the only one that feels like this and finding some coping strategies

- Finding out it’s not just me

- Getting me out of the house

Did you find anything about the course or individual sessions unhelpful?

- I was anxious for the first few weeks but became comfortable with the people around me

What suggestions do you have for improvements to the course?

- Use the pyramid from the end of the course at the beginning of the course

- The pyramid thing should be brought in sooner

- The venue is comfortable but gets too hot

More about:

Responses

Response from Andrea Gratton, Team Manager, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust We are preparing to make a change

Hello,

It is really good to hear the feedback from people who have attended the Depression Management course at STEP.

We are pleased that there were so many examples of why people found the course helpful.

With regards to the feedback about finding anything about the course unhelpful, we have taken note of this and it will be taken this into account in the forthcoming review of the course content.

We are aware of the challenges with the temperature in the room and are taking steps to rectify this.

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Response from Andrea Gratton, Team Manager, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust We have made a change

Update on changes at STEP, Depression Management course.

Following the feedback from course attendees we have updated the workbook that we use within the course and Maslow's Hierarchy of Need (the pyramid) is now discussed at an earlier point in the course.

The course booklet has also been reviewed and agreed by one of our senior colleagues in IAPT.

With regards to the temperature in the training room, we have now purchased an air cooler which is helping to keep the room temperature manageable.

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