Introduction to child and youth mental health

Course Dates: 17/01/20 - 31/01/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people,.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.


What is the course about?

This is an introductory course about the mental health of children and young people aged 5-18.

What will we cover?

The topics covered include:
The concept of mental health
Risk factors which may affect the mental health of children and young people
Behaviour associated with mental health concerns
Person centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

By the end of the course you should have an understanding of different types of mental health concerns, factors that may affect children and young people's mental health and what impact this may have on their lives. You will also learn about how to support children and young people and the legislation and organisations to support them.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an unaccredited introductory course. You will need to attend all three lessons and participate in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A variety of teaching methods will be used, including presentations, group work, discussions, role play and videos. You may be asked to carry out some extra reading or homework.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen and note pad.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

On successful completion you may wish to continue onto one of our level 1 or level 2 courses. The level 2 understanding working with people with mental health and the youth work courses would be particularly good routes.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: KMA17

Fri, day, 17 Jan - 31 Jan '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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