Mind Heart & Soul Portal

Depression Module


Learn how to relieve depression by changing cognitive beliefs and using proven modalities.

It’s been called everything from the black dog to the silent struggle. One thing’s for sure – depression can cast a long shadow, causing physical and emotional distress. It can manifest in many different ways. You may be experiencing insomnia, brain fog and persistent sadness, or apathy and a general lack of fulfilment. This learning module has been designed by registered psychologists Lynda Petrovski and Jo Ryan to help you understand depression symptoms using the DASS-21 diagnostic scale. It will also give you proven strategies for management and growth. We’ll help you untangle depression’s grip and rediscover a sense of joy and wellbeing.

About Depression

Depression is a mental disorder characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest in usual activities and impaired functioning in daily life. Symptoms may include changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of self-harm. Depression is complex and caused by multiple factors such as genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Treatment options include therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and support.

What you will learn



Gain a deeper understanding of depression, as we debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding a very common condition.

Diagnostic Questionnaires

Assess the severity of your depression, stress, and anxiety using the DASS-21 questionnaire, providing insight into your current emotional state.

Interlinking Strategies

Tailored recommendations will be provided based on your questionnaire results, offering effective tools to manage and cope with depression.

Depression Symptoms Relief

Explore techniques and practices aimed at alleviating depressive symptoms and promoting emotional well-being.

Cognitive Restructuring

Engage in journaling exercises to restructure limiting beliefs and challenge negative thought patterns associated with depression.


Learn about cognitive schemas, the underlying core beliefs that influence depressive thinking, and explore ways to modify them.

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This user-friendly, interactive multimedia course is packed with practical tools and will take 2-4 hours to complete. Let’s start building your bridge to recovery.


What are the main signs of depression?
Common signs include persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
Can depression go away on its own without treatment?
While some individuals may experience temporary periods of relief, depression often requires treatment. Professional help, therapy, and support systems play crucial roles in managing and overcoming depression effectively. MHS Portal gives you the foundation you need to make the right decisions for you.
How long does depression treatment take to show results?
It depends on the treatment and depression varies for each person. However, symptom relief can often be seen within a few weeks to a few months. Consistency is key. Sticking with treatment, including therapy and medication, along with lifestyle modifications, is essential for optimal outcomes.
Can I manage depression without medication?
In many cases, a combination of therapy, lifestyle changes, and support systems can effectively manage depression. However, for moderate to severe depression, medication may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and restore a better quality of life.
Can depression affect physical health?
Yes, depression can have physical effects such as fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, headaches, digestive issues, and chronic pain. Treating depression not only improves mental wellbeing but also supports overall physical health and vitality.

Choose Us?

MHS Portal was founded by psychologists Lynda Petrovski and Jo Ryan, combining 50 years of expertise in practice, tailored therapies, and personal development. Our mission is to give you a meaningful understanding of depression, plus equip you with tools to start getting relief now.

Proven Modalities

Our program integrates the latest research on depression with evidence-based approaches derived from extensive experience. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of depression symptoms and learn effective therapeutic techniques like Lifestyle Modification, Journalling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).


At MHS Portal, we prioritise an empathetic approach that fosters self-compassion and care. You will explore the nature of depression, recognise how normal it is, and discover your readiness to release its grip, creating a supportive and stable environment for yourself.


Knowledge is power. This module will empower you with fundamental techniques for depression, at an affordable cost. We firmly believe that everyone can acquire the practical skills and strategies to begin managing depression more effectively and eventually overcome it.

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