What you'll learn
This introductory course will help you build an understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people as well as develop strategies to help them manage it.
By the end of the course, you’ll:
- understand what anxiety is
- recognise signs of anxiety disorders in children and young people
- learn strategies to help young people manage stress and anxiety and recognise what level of anxiety is ‘normal’
- be able to support children and young people experiencing everyday stresses such as exam pressures
- recognise when to bring in specialist help when levels of anxiety need treatment from qualified mental health practitioners.
Why take the course?
Most levels of anxiety are normal. Children and young people learn to develop resilience through experiencing everyday stressful situations such as exams.
But sometimes levels of anxiety can rise and become unmanageable, making it very difficult for children to see a way past their current situation.
By understanding what is triggering anxiety, you can learn how to support children going through it and help to give them tools to manage stress and build resilience. You can help young people overcome difficult situations and equip them with the skills they need to face their next challenges with confidence.