Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Child bereavement: 'Self-harming was my idea of coping'
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,4
Summary: BBC Video- Kayleigh Chandler talks about getting her life back on track and how Child Bereavement UK helped her after her little sister died six years ago.

Video 2: BBC News: The lifeline for dads coping with the loss of a child
Learning Objective: LO 2,3
Summary: When toddler TJ Scully-Sloan died suddenly, his mum and siblings were offered support and a shoulder to cry on. But his dad was asked how he was feeling just once, by an undertaker. The experience led to him setting up a group to help fathers address a question no-one wants to have to answer - how do you cope after the death of a child?

Video 3: Coping Without Kira
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,5
Summary: Deals with coping with complex life-change events. Kira is an 18 year old Gloucester teenager who has just got her A level grades. The only girl from her school to be offered a place at Cambridge University, Kira is meant to be off to read history at the end of September. But she is a caregiver for Rachel, her mum. Rachel is bipolar, diabetic and arthritic. Virtually bedroom bound, she is heavily dependent upon Kira. Although hugely proud of her daughter, Rachel is not sure how she will cope if her daughter leaves. Kira is keen for a new start. Perceived to be the poor kid at school, her teenage years were not particularly happy. And caring each evening for her mum, means parties, sleepovers and teenage freedoms have somewhat passed her by. But Kira is consumed by worry and guilt. Can she find a way to leave her mother and if she did, would she actually enjoy life as a Cambridge undergraduate?

Audio 1: Health Shots from NPR: A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,4
Summary: Research suggests about 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes go on to develop clinical depression. So Rovner decided to test a style of psychological therapy called behavior activation. This treatment helps give patients strategies to build on whatever functional vision they have so they can continue their day-to-day activities and carry on an active social life. Rovner wanted to see if the approach would help people with macular degeneration ward off depression.

Audio 2: Coping With Loss Amid Holiday Cheer
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,4
Summary: The holidays can be difficult if you've lost a loved one through suicide. Guest host Celeste Headlee gets tips for coping. She hears from Eric Marcus of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose father and sister-in-law took their own lives and psychiatrist Christine Moutier.

Audio 3: Care Casters Network , United Kingdom: Coping strategies dealing with anxiety
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,5
Summary: Care Casters, Dave talks about anxiety as experienced by many family carers, and his coping strategies for dealing with them.

Website 1: Psychology Today
Learning Objective: LO 1,2
Summary: Adjustment disorder is an abnormal and excessive reaction to an identifiable life stressor. The reaction is more severe than would normally be expected and can result in significant impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning. Symptoms must arise within three months of the onset of the stressor and last no longer than six months after the stressor has ended.

Website 2: American Psychological Association
Learning Objective:  LO 1,2,3,4,5
Summary: APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Website 3: The Encyclopedia of Psychology
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3,4
Summary: The Encyclopedia of Psychology is where we record and analyze the evolution of the field.