This course starts by defining mental illness and mental health problems and their impact on children and young people.
There's extensive coverage of the many types of mental illnesses found in this group, and how they can be recognised and treated.
You will look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and self-harm - along with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Other mental illnesses covered include schizophrenia, autism, learning difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, along with bipolar disorder, panic disorder, sleep apnoea and social phobia.
You will learn about symptoms and causes - and the actions to take if you suspect someone has a mental health condition.
Covering the role of mental healthcare professionals, such as a psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses or clinical social workers - and show how parents can become involved.
Treatments covered include psychotherapy, mindfulness, play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.
You will cover dealing with prognosis and prevention – and show how to promote positive mental health and dispel common myths.
Finally, you'll learn practical techniques to help you talk to children or young people about their mental health.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define Mental Health and its impact in Children and Young People.
Learn about the common Mental Health issues found in Children and Young People.
Recognise the signs and symptoms found in Children and Young peoples and recognise the causes and risk factors involved.
Understand the treatment and support available and understand the long-term outcomes of Mental Health issues in Children and Young People.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
The course is approved by CPD (Continual Professional Development Service)
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
This course should take about 90 minutes to complete. (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
This course is most suited to:
This course is aimed at teachers and youth workers who may work with children who exhibit signs of mental health issues.