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Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT

FutureLearn is offering a beginner’s course to increase understanding of anxiety, depression and CBT that is aimed at anyone with an interest in mental illness generally, and anxiety and depression in particular, e.g. 

  • People currently experiencing or have previously experienced emotional difficulties,
  • Family and friends of people who are experiencing emotional difficulties
  • Professionals who have a frontline role in detecting mental health difficulties and offering appropriate support and guidance to people

This online course is delivered by the University of Reading. It is free and will take you 3 hours a week over 5 weeks, starting on 9 May 2016. 

For more information and to join go to http://bit.ly/1WG5Amv

Use the hashtag #FLcbt to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.

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sarah.wraith's picture

Hi Catina

Is the course something that we can offer to tutors in Family and Community Learning?

Kind Regards

Sarah

Catina's picture

Hi Sarah, 

I cannot see why not. They would have to register with FutureLearn as individuals but you could always ask them to add to their CPD records and facilitate an online or F2F 'team' discussion afterwards to consolidate for the service. 

Debbie Roberts (who does the fantastic graphic reports for me) and I usually have a few FutureLearn courses on the go at any one time (often nothing to do with work) and sometimes do the same one at the same time and so have our informal telephone/email discussions. I've registered for it, especially out of interest in the pedagogy. 

I think that this is what the 'Feltag-envisaged' future is going to look like. I am not saying it's better or that I like that specific vision but as well as studying the topic I think it is a great (pain-free) way to grow people's digital self-confidence and to begin to get them to think about how you could eventually deliver 10-50% of courses online 

Hope that helps

Catina

Tracey's picture

HI Catina

re the above on - line course - I would really like to take part, I know it said a start date - but do we have to be availible specific times or can we work through it each week and the time is flexible - I teach on Mondays - I could not see times or deatils about when work needs to be completed - appreciate it is for 5 weeks but wondered on the flexibility 

Many Thanks 

 

Tracey 

 

Catina's picture

 Hi Tracey, 

It's an asynchronous course, which means students can access the content whenever it suits you, rather than all at once. That means you can make your learning fit around you (we are currently running a 5-day asynchronous online community as part of our Breaking the Rules course and I think (hope) colleagues are making it fit around them, rather than the other way around?).

If you keep following links on the FutureLearn course information you come to some useful FAQs at https://about.futurelearn.com/about/faq/?category=course-sign-up-and-completion . This is what it says about accessing the course:

All FutureLearn courses happen online at futurelearn.com.Courses start at midnight on Mondays (00:00 UTC) on the day shown on the course page. 

Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material and study at any time that suits you.  You don’t need to be online at the same time as the lead educator or other students.

After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the “Go to course” link at Your courses.

Hope that helps you to decide to register and give it a go. What have you got to lose?

Good luck!

Tracey's picture

GREAT Thanks 

 

Kind Regards 

Tracey 

janinepinion's picture

Thanks very much for all the info, Catina. A number of staff here at Wirral Met have registered and said how much they appreciated the opportunity, plus the additional information you provided.

Tracey's picture

HI Catina

re the above on - line course - I would really like to take part, I know it said a start date - but do we have to be availible specific times or can we work through it each week and the time is flexible - I teach on Mondays - I could not see times or deatils about when work needs to be completed - appreciate it is for 5 weeks but wondered on the flexibility 

Many Thanks 

 

Tracey 

 

EngageVisually's picture

Registered :) Thanks for the tip off for this Catina :)

best wishes

Debbie