Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health

£20 + VAT

It is important for people who work with children to know how they can support children who have mental health difficulties. This Children’s Mental Health course will give you an insight into the different types of mental health difficulties common in children and how to help young people through these.

All about this course

This Children’s Mental Health course covers everything that you need to know about the mental health of young people. The course includes the mental health spectrum and you will explore the risk factors that can influence the onset of mental health difficulties in children.

Child development will be covered in detail, so that you can see the impact of child development interruptions on a child’s mental health. We will also explore the signs and symptoms for each mental health problem and how it can affect others, as well as the individual experiencing the mental health difficulties. The social consequences of mental health difficulties are covered in detail and the help and support you can offer a child who is experiencing mental health difficulties.

This course is suitable for people who work with children, including teachers, social workers, nursery practitioners and doctors.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers a variety of mental health difficulties
Explains the common mental health issues children may have
Counted as staff training on mental health
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction to mental health in children – In our first unit we will be exploring the general concept of mental health and ill mental health, we will be defining each, this unit will also examine the possible risk factors that can lead to ill mental health and what some of the protective factors are.
Unit 2 – Understanding child development – In this unit we will explore child development and how if it is interrupted it may affect a child’s mental health. The unit will also examine some of the key concepts of attachment and where the theories originated from. The unit will finish off by exploring the risk-taking behaviours that might affect older children and what impact these may have on mental health and the long-term outcomes.
Unit 3 – Mental health problems –This unit will consider some of the common mental health problems and how they are recognised, we will look at the signs and symptoms of each, the unit will finish off by exploring the conditions that can increase the vulnerability of an individual developing a mental health problem and the impact that it can have on them.
Unit 4 – Associated problems – The unit will start off by exploring some of the issues associated with mental health problems that can affect children in the short term and the long term and consider some of the physical and emotional effects of mental health difficulties. The unit will finish off by looking at some of the social consequences of mental health difficulties and the long-term. consequences of them. This unit will look at the overall requirements of noise risk assessment in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, we will also explore why risk assessments are important and will cover the legal, moral and financial reasons. We will also explore the steps that should be taken when carrying out a risk assessment.
Unit 5 – Help and Support – This unit will start off by explaining how you can help a child or a young person who is experiencing ill mental health and the services out there to help them, such as medical interventions and counselling.
Unit 6 – Promoting positive mental health – In our final unit we will be considering how we can promote positive mental health and why this is a key factor in reducing the possible onset of mental health difficulties, the unit will then finish by exploring the legislation that applies to children in terms of their mental health and how children can apply their rights in an equal way and not be discriminated against because of any form of mental health problems.