Course Description

It starts by defining mental illness and mental health problems and their impact on children and young people.

There’s extensive coverage of the many types of mental illnesses found in this group, and how they can be recognised and treated.

We’ll look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and self-harm – along with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.


Other mental illnesses covered include schizophrenia, autism, learning difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, along with bipolar disorder, panic disorder, sleep apnoea and social phobia.

You’ll learn about symptoms and causes – and the actions to take if you suspect someone has a mental health condition.


We’ll discuss the role of mental healthcare professionals, such as a psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses or clinical social workers – and show how parents can become involved.


Treatments covered include psychotherapy, mindfulness, play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.


We’ll deal with prognosis and prevention – and show how to promote positive mental health and dispel common myths.


Finally, you’ll learn practical techniques to help you talk to children or young people about their mental health.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Define Mental Health and its impact in Children and Young People.


Learn about the common Mental Health issues found in Children and Young People.

Recognise the signs and symptoms found in Children and Young peoples and recognise the causes and risk factors involved.

Understand the treatment and support available and understand the long-term outcomes of Mental Health issues in Children and Young People.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at teachers and youth workers who may work with children who exhibit signs of mental health issues.


Advantages


The course will provide candidates with an awareness of the signs and symptoms of a wide range of conditions and better prepare them to listen to and support young people.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

We have a range of courses focusing on mental health awareness that would complement this one well, these include Mental Health First Aid and Depression Awareness.

Course Module

  • 1 Introduction 70% Pass Required
  • 2 Mental Illnesses in Children and Young Adults Part 1 70% Pass Required
  • 3 Mental Illnesses in Children and Young Adults Part 2 70% Pass Required
  • 4 Mental Illnesses in Children and Young Adults Part 3 70% Pass Required
  • 5 Signs of Mental Illness in Children and Young People 70% Pass Required
  • Diagnosis and Treatments 70% Pass Required
  • Prognoses and Outcomes 70% Pass Required
  • 8 Support 70% Pass Required

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Online Course £35

Children and Young People’s Mental Health

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