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Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Course

What Will You Learn?

Over half of all cases of mental ill health start before the age of 14. This course examines mental health in this age group, the policies and services on offer in the UK, how and why certain people are affected, and what can be done by schools and individuals to provide intervention, prevention and support.

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course opens by laying out the landscape of mental health policies and government legislation available for children and young people’s mental health (in the UK), and the education policy with regards to the same....

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – The Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Mental Health Policies and Legislation
  • Part 2: Recent Policy Developments
  • Part 3: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Common Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People
  • Part 1: Depression
  • Part 2: Anxiety Disorders
  • Part 3: Self-Harming Behaviour
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Less Common Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People
  • Part 1: Suicide
  • Part 2: Psychosis
  • Part 3: Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Vulnerable Groups of Children and Young People
  • Part 1: Looked-After Children
  • Part 2: Physical Disabilities and Mental Health
  • Part 3: Young Carers
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Part 1: The Role of CAMHS
  • Part 2: Problems Faced by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Part 3: Service Transformations: Future Directions in Service Provision
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Risk and Protective Factors
  • Part 1: Risk Factors
  • Part 2: Protective Factors
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – The Effect of Social Media
  • Part 1: The Digital Lives of Children and Young People: Emerging Trends
  • Part 2: Online Risk and Harm
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Mental Health Problems
  • Part 1: Mental Health Assessments of Children and Young People
  • Part 2: Psychological Treatments for Children and Young People
  • Part 3: Medication
  • Part 4: Conclusion
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – The Role of Education in Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Part 1: The Role of Schools: A Whole School Approach
  • Part 2: Mental Health Policy
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 – Peer Mentoring and School Based Counselling
  • Part 1: Peer Support and Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Part 2: School-Based Counselling
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course is applicable to anyone who regularly interacts with or whose jobs affects children and young people, whether as a carer, youth worker, counsellor, educator or parent. Similarly, the course will also be beneficial to anyone wishing to work with people of this age group and want to affect change in the areas discussed within the course.

Accreditations

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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