One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media, who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous.
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This qualification supports progression onto further mental health qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.
What you will learn
This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health
Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
Unit 3: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector
- Choose when and where you study, as this course is delivered via distance learning
- Enhance both your personal skills and professional development
- Ensure you have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you
Please be aware you can only enrol on one online course at a time and this qualification is only suitable for learners aged 19 or above.
We recommend spending 2-4 hours per week on this course with course length depending on the amount of study time you allocate however we recommend completing within 12 weeks.
For more information about this course please contact [email protected] or call 08000567253.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (2 days ago)
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