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 postponing all our training dates that were planned to be delivered before the 1st May. Over the next few weeks we will be contacting all participants booked on these courses to confirm this position. We will be reviewing our organisational plan regularly in line with Government guidance and will update this page as and when we have more information. We will keep our booking system open for future dates and will continue to review the situation and contact you with course details going forward. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

If you would like to register interest for a course at this stage, please fill out an enquiry form.

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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