Children and Young
People's Mental Health

This popular course is designed to increase learners knowledge and awareness of children and young peoples mental health.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about children and young people's mental health in context
  • Explore factors which may affect children and young people's mental health
  • Develop your awareness of children and young people's mental health concerns and the impact of these concerns
  • Learn how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
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  • FREE online course
    FREE 100% online study
  • Course duration
    15 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    5 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

People looking for a qualification to help them develop their knowledge of mental health in children and young people, for personal reasons or to support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.

Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context

Your learning goals:

  • Understand the concept of mental health
  • Know the legislation and guidance that applies to children and young people's mental health
  • Understand how society views mental health
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people's mental health

Your learning goals:

  • Understand risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people
  • Understand the potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of children and young people
  • Understand how abuse or bullying may affect the mental health of a child or young person.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Understand children and young people's mental health concerns

Your learning goals:

  • Understand behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children and young people
  • Understand stress and anxiety in children and young people
  • Understand depression in children and young people
  • Know about specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people's mental health concerns

Your learning goals:

  • Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people
  • Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health problems on others
  • Understand the importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Your learning goals:

  • Understand person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns
  • Understand how to promote mental well- being in children and young people
  • Understand services and treatment involved with children and young people's mental health.
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2021 (born before 01 September 2002)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

Course places are limited, sign up today to secure your place.

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