Introduction to Mental Health in Younger Years

Learn how to promote positive mental health in younger years to give them the best start in life.

About the course

  • This introductory course is for anyone working with children aged 3–11 years and will give you the opportunity to reflect on current practice and build new knowledge and skills to better support children and young people.
  • This online workshop is delivered via Zoom and is an interactive and collaborative experience. With two trainer consultants available in each workshop, we can effectively facilitate discussion and provide a safe learning space for you to feel empowered to make a difference for children and young people.
  • When you register onto the course, you will be sent confirmation and joining instructions via email.

What you'll learn

During the course we'll:

  • develop a shared understanding of mental health in the younger years
  • develop an understanding of the risk and protective factors that impact children and young people
  • consider how trusted adults can support children and young people’s mental health
  • explore ways to promote positive mental health within our settings
  • recognise the importance of looking after our own wellbeing

Why take the course?

  • COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on children and young people’s mental health. According to our survey of over 2,000 young people, 80% said that their mental health had got worse as a result of the pandemic. The adults around young people can play a huge part in supporting their mental health and stopping their needs from escalating further.
  • This course will help you better understand the mental health of children you work with and will give you the confidence to respond in a way that’s best for them.
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