Introduction to Children and Young People's Mental Health

Do you work with young people? Find out how you can promote their mental health and wellbeing and improve their access to services and support.

What you'll learn

This multi-disciplinary course is designed to give people from a wide range of backgrounds a good grounding in young people's mental health.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • apply the latest conceptual models for thinking about mental health and mental health problems in teenagers
  • describe current theories and research covering: attachment, brain development, risk and resilience
  • explore your own perspective on children and young people's mental health alongside other points of view, including young people's voices, as a foundation for further learning

Why take this course?

1 in 10 children between 5 and 16 years old will suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. That's around 3 kids in every class.

If you work with young people, you'll come into contact with children with mental health problems. This course gives you the knowledge and tools necessary to support them.

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