Child Mental Health Training

Duration 2-3 hours

Last audited 10th February 2023

CPD Approved
Child Mental Health Training
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£26 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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. 

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by mental health professionals

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

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.

Training you can trust

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Module 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.

Module 2: Mental Health Problems: Emotional Disorders

Anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder.

Module 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

Module 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.

Module 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.

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.

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: 

  • Teachers. 
  • Headteachers and senior leaders. 
  • Teaching assistants.

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