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Course Overview

Many children experience mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder, which can be directly linked to their life experiences.

The emotional health of a child is as important as their mental health, so it's crucial for those working with children and teens to have a solid understanding of mental health concepts, risk factors, and impacts.

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Children And Young People's Mental Health

What will I learn?

This course is made up of five units:

  • Children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • The impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • How to support children and young people with mental health concerns

This would be particularly useful in a career in social work, teaching or as a health play specialist.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 

1 in 10 children are affected by mental health problems
3x more likely to have poor mental health if living in poverty
50% of mental health problems start by age 14
39.2% 6-16 year olds experienced poorer mental health since 2017

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

Start your application

If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

Need support enrolling? 

If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call us on 01388 741336.

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