Around 695,000 children aged 5 to 16 in England have a clinically significant mental health condition, according to a report from Public health England. This course is designed to improve awareness of the issues around mental health and wellbeing in young people. It is for all of those with pastoral responsibilities in schools, universities and other settings. The course will provide learners with guidance on spotting the potential warning signs (including self-injury, self-harm, eating disorders etc.), as well as advice on suitable courses of action to support those affected.
- Average study time:
- Personal development points (CPD):
- Clear, attractive format
- With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
- Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of chldren's services and other aspects of health and social care
- Certification - Receive a personal certificate to show your subject knowledge on course completion.
- Affordable - You get excellent value through our cost-effective prices. We can also offer you group discounts on larger purchases.
- Flexibility - The course saves you time through the convenience of online availability. This lets you complete the interactive course at your own comfort.
- Keep Up to Date - You will stay up to date with any changes in best practice or legislation as our training courses are constantly monitored, reviewed and updated.
- Learn from Industry Experts - The course is written by Mark Howe, who has over 20 years working in health & social care, including child services.
Section 1 – Introduction
- The aims of this course
- Learning Outcomes
Section 2 – Legislation and guidance
- The Mental Health Act 1983 (updated 2007)
- Children Act 1989
- Education Act 2002
- Children Act 2004
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
- Children and Young Person’s Act 2008
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
- Education Act 2011
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Legislation-based Support in Practice
- Further Guidance
Section 3 – Emotional/Mental wellbeing
- A Positive Sense of Self
- Emotional Intelligence
- Emotional Resilience
- Positive (good) mental health
- The Leuven Scale for well-being
Section 4 – Mental Health and Young People
- Attitudes and Misconceptions
- Risk factors
- Causes of Mental Health Conditions
- Mental Health and Puberty
- Support Services
- Care Programme Approach
- Coping Mechanisms
- Mental Health
Section 5 – Mental Health Conditions
- Panic Disorders
- Other Anxiety Disorders
- Clinical Depression
- Conduct Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Season Affective Disorder (SAD)
Section 6 – Eating Disorders
- Introduction Eating disorders and education
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Eating disorders and exercise
- Eating Disorders and Exams
- What to do About Eating Disorders
- Treatments for Eating Disorders
Section 7 – Self-Harm/Self-Injury
- Examples of Self-injury
- Self-injury Statistics
- Psychological Characteristics
- Why do People Self-injure?
- What are the Signs of Self-injury?
- How to Tackle Suspected or Observed Self-injury
Section 8 – Suicide
- Mental Health and suicide
- What causes suicidal ideation?
- Suicide Warning Signs
- Thought Patterns Associated with Suicide Risk
- What Can Be Done To Prevent Suicide?
- Risk Assessment
Section 9 – Social Media
- Social Media and Depression
- Social Media and Eating Disorders
- Signs of cyberbullying
Section 10 – Substance Misuse
- Drug Use Statistics
- Why do people take drugs?
- Some definitions
- How do drugs work?
- Drugs, Creativity and Happiness
- Drugs and Physical Injury
- Individual drugs & their characteristics
- Legal Highs - The Psychoactive Substances 2016 Act
- Legal Highs – some examples