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Understanding depression
with Rob Williams from University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol

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Join Rob Williams as he uses his professional experience as a Mental Health Nurse to help you understand depression. He takes you through what depression actually is, how it's diagnosed, and the range of ways mental health professionals can support people experiencing depression.

Rob WilliamsUniversity of the West of England - UWE BristolHealth

All episodes
1. What is depression?
2. How is depression diagnosed?
3. Supporting people with depression
4. Activity: what does a comprehensive mental health assessment look like?
5. Activity: Using the PHQ9 on a case study
Bonus: Bridging the gap

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University of the West of England - UWE Bristol
University of the West of England - UWE Bristol
University of the West of England - UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is an ambitious, progressive university based in one of the UK's most vibrant cities. The university is focused on solving future challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise. UWE Bristol encourages students to become original thinkers - set to break new boundaries and lead the way.

Meet the academic
Rob Williams

Rob Williams is a Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at UWE. As a newly qualified Nurse, Rob worked on Elizabeth Casson Unit (Female PICU) for several years as a band 5 and then band 6 RMN. He went on to complete his mentorship qualification at UWE and quickly developed an interest in clinical skills teaching. With a keen interest in criminology and forensic aspects of mental health, Rob was motivated to pursue other opportunities within the NHS and he moved into Criminal Justice (HMP Bristol) in 2012, initially as a senior practitioner, and then taking over the key mentor role for placement coordination. His role as key mentor enabled him to consolidate his student mentorship and develop his passion for teaching. Rob’s final hurrah in the NHS came as he qualified as a non-medical prescriber and took up a team leadership post.

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