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Children and Young People's Mental Health

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

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Funded by the UK Government via the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Regulated by Ofqual. Accredited by NCFE.

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#MakeChange in a child’s future

The effects of the pandemic on children’s mental health have been challenging – it is vital we do all we can to protect them and prevent long-term effects.

Most adult mental illnesses can be traced back to childhood – by addressing issues early you help build children and young people’s resilience and equip them to look after their mental wellbeing.

Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard.
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What you will learn

Your free course is split into 5 manageable units

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why it's free

If you meet the eligibility criteria the course is available at no cost whatsoever.

Free Courses in England connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility Criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

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The free online training is designed to empower you with new skills, knowledge, and self-confidence.

Your level 2 certificate is your record of achievement for completing the nationally recognised qualification.

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

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Rated Excellent by our learners on Trustpilot – Learn in Confidence

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Incredibly easy to enrol. Allocated a tutor to assist if needed. Online coursework really easy to follow, with questions to evidence learning.
Rachel Halamandres
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Delighted to be able to enrol on a course to give me the tools to help people experiencing mental health crises. I found the enrolment process easy and Emma was supportive and encouraging throughout!
Stuart Smith
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Very well organised. Easy to use, and very good courses. Would highly recommend
Thomas Stanton
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Well explained by the tutor. Good support available. Material easy to read and navigate. Website for assessments very straight forward.
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Quickly set up and speedy dispatch of course materials meant I could start studying as soon as it was convenient.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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).

When you have successfully completed your application you will receive email confirmation.

Course login details are issued 24 hours after funding is accepted.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

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.

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

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

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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