Shining a Light on Depression


Educates participants on what depression is, and what it is not, so that they may feel more comfortable in recognising the illness and discussing with others.

Depression is predicted to be the biggest cause of ill health globally by 2020. And yet it is still an illness that is shrouded in mystery and silence despite its considerable risks to life and its quality.

This workshop examines the facts, figures and costs to individuals and companies, demystifying many of the misconceptions. It looks at current thinking and evidence about who gets ill and why, and digs into what it’s like to be ill, the risks and what it looks like from the outside. The workshop then moves on to explore the major protective factors.

Participants will leave with workshop with knowledge of how to offer help to someone who seems to be unwell and also what we can do to take better care of ourselves.

Key Outputs

  • Educates participants on what depression is, and what it is not

  • Empowers participants to feel more comfortable discussing depression with others

  • Encourages a greater sense of empathy and understanding of the illness

  • Shares strategies for staying well and promoting positive mental wellbeing

Available as:


Duration: 60 mins or 3-hours
Location: Your workplace
Capacity: 25


Duration: 60 mins
Location: Online + recording shared
Capacity: Unlimited


Duration: 60 mins
Location: Your workplace
Capacity: Unlimited


Duration: 30 min digital recording + support tools
Location: Online
Capacity: Unlimited