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Support a child in need

"In 2020, one in six children in England, aged 5 to 16 years were identified as having a probable mental disorder"
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National Health Service

The free online course will teach you about issues such as depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. You will also explore factors that affect their mental health and the support available to themselves and their families.

Free child mental health training online

5 manageable units

Successfully complete all units to be awarded the nationally recognised qualification.

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.

Learner reviews

Last year over 20,000 learners gained lifelong skills thanks to our government funded online training.

Georgie Pixie Slator
Georgie Pixie Slator
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What can I say. It was so easy to enrol! I still can't believe that it's not costing anything. I was looking at taking this course I am doing locally but couldn't find the right date. So pleased that I can do it online. Looking forward to doing this course and other courses. Thanks for the opportunity!
Sharon Fazeli
Sharon Fazeli
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I wanted to enrol onto the free course that I saw an advertisement for on Facebook. I spoke to David on live chat who was professional, prompt and clearly explained the enrolment process. I started the course within 15 minutes!
Begona Baston Bermudez
Begona Baston Bermudez
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I just started the course and it is very interested and all the content is very clear and very dynamic with the exercises. I'm very happy with it and probably I will do another one after this. Claire, the coacher, was very friendly and supportive. Thank you for the opportunity to can improve our skills or just get a new one.
Matthew Kirk
Matthew Kirk
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My tutor is great very responsive and supportive. She marks my work thoroughly and super promptly and replies quickly to any concerns or problems. She gets 5 Stars!!!!! I appreciated the text document that supports the video material - this is my preferred learning format.
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