Child Mental Health Training

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. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • 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

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

Course content

1Introduction 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.

2Mental Health Problems: Emotional Disorders

Anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorder.

3Mental 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

4Promoting 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.

5Identification 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: 

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

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.