Introduction to Children and Young People's Mental Health

This introductory one-day course will help you understand mental health and learn helpful ways of working with children experiencing distress.

Update: Regarding training and Covid-19

In line with Government guidance, we are extending our pause on face to face delivery of services until September. You can still register interest in our training and consultancy work here. We are keeping our booking system open for future dates from September and will continue to review the situation and contact you with course details going forward. We will be reviewing our plans regularly in line with Government guidance and will get in touch with you as soon as our training and consultancy services can resume. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.  

What you'll learn

By the end of this course you’ll:

  • Be able to explain the terms mental health, wellbeing and resilience
  • Have a greater understanding of the links between childhood experiences and mental health
  • Have a basic understanding of some key mental health theories and research
  • Have increased confidence in identifying behaviour that could be concerning
  • Be able to confidently respond to young people experiencing distress
  • Be able to identify appropriate sources of support for young people

Why take this course?

Half of all mental health problems present in young people by the age of 14, with 75% by age 24. The adults around young people can play a huge part in supporting their mental health, and stop their needs escalating.

This course will help you better understand the mental health of the young people you work with, help you spot the signs of a child experiencing distress and confidently respond in a way that’s best for them.

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