Child Mental Health Training
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Mental health problems can affect anybody at any time, regardless of gender, ethnicity or age. Research shows that one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable health condition, so if you spend time around children it's likely that you'll come into contact with a child who is struggling.
This course provides you with a detailed understanding of child mental health. It explains some of the common emotional, behavioural and hyperkinesis disorders, how you can identify and support a child who may be struggling, and how to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. By the end of this training, you will be confident in your ability to support any child who may need it.
- Developed by mental health professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
- Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day
Aims of the course
By the end of this course, you will:
- Understand the common mental health problems that children and young people face and the impact they can cause.
- Know the common signs of mental health problems in children.
- Understand the factors that are likely to increase the risk of a child developing a mental health problem.
- Understand the impact external factors, such as social media, can have on a child's mental health and how to promote positive mental health in your environment.
- Develop the skills needed to broach sensitive subjects with children and young people and be aware of the role you have in supporting positive mental health.
- Know what actions to take when you consider a child to be at risk of a mental health problem.
- Understand the interventions that organisations can introduce to help improve a child's mental health, including the benefits of play therapy.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
|1||Introduction to Child Mental Health|| |
What is mental health, what is mental ill-health, mental health statistics, the continuum of mental health, potential causes and risk factors, adverse childhood experiences, being online, promoting positive mental health and common myths.
|2||Mental Health Problems: Emotional Disorders|| |
Anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder.
|3||Mental Health Problems: Behavioural, Hyperkinesis and Less Common Disorders|| |
Behavioural disorders, hyperkinesis, less common disorders - tics and eating disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia, self-harm and suicidal ideation
|4||Promoting Positive Mental Health and Prevention|| |
Policies and procedures, overview of procedures, mental health and safeguarding, assess, plan, do, review, prevention, promoting mental wellbeing: primary and secondary school, promoting positive mental health in schools, promoting positive mental health outside of school and further resources.
|5||Identification and Support|| |
Identification, signs and symptoms, knowing when to help, continuum of mental health, early support, talking about mental health, responding in a crisis, diagnosis: specialised support, pyschotherapies, mindfulness, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), assisting the therapy, medication and working with parents.
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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
Who should take this course?
Anybody who works with, or around, children would benefit from taking this course, including activity leaders, sports coaches and childminders. The course will be particularly beneficial, however, to those who work in education, including:
- Headteachers and senior leaders.
- Teaching assistants.
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