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Children and Young People's Mental Health

Young people need adults around them who can really help

Gain a detailed understanding of mental health conditions so you can offer appropriate support when a young person needs someone to turn to.

Free Online Children and Young People's Mental Health Course​

Course detail

Free online course

The free courses is fully-funded by HM Government.

No fee, no card details and no trial periods.

Certificate included

The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

6 week course

The free online course takes on average 6 weeks to complete.

This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.

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Course features

Flexible learning

Learn from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.

No exams

You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.

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A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.

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About this free online course

This child mental health course explores the risk factors that affect a child’s mental health and investigates behaviours displayed by children in need of support.

You will learn how to spot the signs a child is struggling and address issues early to help build a young persons resilience.

In 2022, 18% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental disorder.

Source: NHS Digital

Course content

Your free course is split into manageable units.

Children's mental health in context

In this unit you will understand the concept of mental health. An understanding of how society views mental health and how this has changed over time will also be investigated.

You will also understand the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

Risk factors

In this unit, you will understand the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated.

You will also investigate how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

Mental health concerns

In this unit you will understand behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern.

You will also investigate common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

The impact of mental health concerns

In this unit you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others.

You will also understand the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Supporting children and young people

In this unit, you will understand the support available for children and young people’s mental health.

You will investigate a person-centred approach, mental health promotion, and the services and treatment available.

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Certificate in Children and Young People's Mental Health

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

In this section, you will learn about the concept of mental health, what is meant by mental ill-health, and the prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people.

You will explore the legislation and guidance that is in place to support children and young people with mental health concerns and the duty of care that they are owed. 

You will look at society’s attitudes to mental health concerns and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time.

Mental health terms

If you are learning about mental health, it is important to understand some of the terms that are used to describe mental health and its aspects of it.

Before you go on to look at aspects of mental health in children and young people, we will define some terms you may come across.

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Gain lifelong skills

This free course is brilliant for career progression and can open doors to many personal opportunities, but we believe it offers even more potential – the skills needed to make a genuine difference in a child’s life…

  • Develop

    Develop the confidence to support children and young people in times of crisis or distress.

  • Open doors

    Open doors to rewarding careers that make a real difference to others.

  • Create

    Create a sense of belonging and purpose in your personal and professional lives.

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Receive an accredited certificate – your certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised qualification.

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We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund this free online course.

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Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Aged 19 or over as of 31/8/23
  • Living in England
  • Have lived in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years
  • Not completed any part of the course before
  • Not currently enrolled on any other government funded course or started another application for one
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3 Simple Steps to Enrolment

Eligibility Criteria:

Please note: London, West Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge & Peterborough are not funded via online enrolment.

If you live in any of the above areas please register interest here

Step 1 - Create an account
Please do not apply for more than 1 course at a time.

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FAQs

Is the Children's Mental Health course free?

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

Is Children's Mental Health a qualification?

Children’s Mental Health is a level 2 qualification.

The qualification is accredited by TQUK and regulated by Ofqual.

Is the qualification recognised by employers?

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

How many free online courses can I take?

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

Do I need to sit an Exam?

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

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