Mental Health Needs of Children & Young People
Duration 1 day
This one day course will take a broad overview of the mental health needs of children and young people and will familiarize delegates with the common signs and symptoms of mental health problems. Delegates will learn about the recommended treatment pathways for children and young people's mental health and will have the opportunity to explore some basic strategies for promoting good mental health and supporting children and young people when problems occur.
- What is good mental health?
- What does it mean to have a mental health problem?
- What causes mental health problems in children and young people?
- Attachment theory and mental health
- How are mental health problems assessed and diagnosed in children and young people?
- Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including anxiety, OCD and depression
- Signs and symptoms of severe problems including bi-polar disorder and psychosis
- Signs and symptoms of conduct disorders
- Treatment pathways and accessing services for children and young people
- What can we do to support children and young people who are struggling with a mental health issue?
- How can we support self-care in children and young people?
Methods of Delivery
The trainer will use a variety of learning methods to both inform and engage delegates in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere, including PowerPoint presentation, flipchart work, group discussions, film clips and small group work.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To define good mental health
- To identify basic signs and symptoms of mental health problems in children and young people
- To identify treatment pathways for mental health problems
- To identify a range of helpful approaches for supporting children and young people with mental health issues
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
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