Children and Young People’s Mental Health e-Learning

Children and Young People’s Mental Health e-Learning

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.

Who should complete this course

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

Course syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Mental illnesses in children and young adults:
    Part 1
  • Mental illnesses in children and young adults:
    Part 2
  • Mental illnesses in children and young adults:
    Part 3
  • Signs of mental illness in children and young
  • Diagnosis and treatments
  • Prognoses and outcomes
  • Support

Course duration

  • With this on-line course you can stop and restart your learning to suit your time constraints
  • 90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)
  • Please note you will need a 3Mb+ internet enabled device (e.g. computer, laptop, tablet or smart-phone) to study this course, which is Windows7 or MAC OSX10.8+ with Flash Player 10+

Course costs


  • The course consists of eight modules with questions at the end.
  • You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass
  • On successful completion of the course, you will be able to download your certificate to print immediately

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