Course Aims

It starts by defining mental illness and mental health problems and their impact on children and
young people.

There's extensive coverage of the many types of mental illnesses found in this group, and how they
can be recognised and treated.

We'll look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and self-harm - along with eating
disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

Other mental illnesses covered include schizophrenia, autism, learning difficulties, post-traumatic
stress disorder, along with bipolar disorder, panic disorder, sleep apnoea and social phobia.
You'll learn about symptoms and causes - and the actions to take if you suspect someone has a
mental health condition.

We'll discuss the role of mental healthcare professionals, such as a psychologists, psychiatrists,
psychiatric nurses or clinical social workers - and show how parents can become involved.
Treatments covered include psychotherapy, mindfulness, play therapy, cognitive behavioural
therapy and medication.

We'll deal with prognosis and prevention – and show how to promote positive mental health and
dispel common myths.

Finally, you'll learn practical techniques to help you talk to children or young people about their
mental health.

e-Learning Children and Young People's Mental Health

Who Attends

This course is aimed at teachers and youth workers who may work with children who exhibit signs of
mental health issues.

Course Content

Mental illnesses in children and young adults
Signs of mental illness in children and young people
Diagnosis and treatments
Prognoses and outcomes


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define Mental Health and its impact in Children and Young People.

Learn about the common Mental Health issues found in Children and Young People.

Recognise the signs and symptoms found in Children and Young peoples and recognise the causes
and risk factors involved.

Understand the treatment and support available and understand the long-term outcomes of Mental
Health issues in Children and Young People.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

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