Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Data shows that the occurrence of psychological ill-health amongst children and young people is increasing. One in eight people aged 5 to 19 now have a diagnosable mental health condition, such as an anxiety condition, depression or a conduct disorder. This corresponds to three in every classroom!

Appropriate support and understanding are essential. Without this, a child with mental health troubles is most likely to end up being an adult with psychological health troubles too. We now understand that half of all mental health problems experienced by adults first manifest themselves by the age of 14, yet only three in four children and youths with a diagnosable condition gain access to the support they need.

This course aims to increase prospects’ understanding and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. They will check out the aspects that make a person more vulnerable to establishing mental disease in addition to the elements that can protect their well-being. Perhaps most significantly, they will look at how the care, compassion and watchfulness of others can support children and youths to recover from obstacles and effectively handle the challenges they might face during their youth and teenage years.

Who’s it for?

This certification is appropriate for anyone seeking to increase their understanding of kids and youths’s mental health. It will be particularly helpful for people working in an educational setting.

What are the benefits of doing this course?

In addition to attaining a nationally recognised accreditation upon completion, candidates will gain a comprehensive understanding of kids and youths’s mental health. They will explore essential styles such as durability, self-esteem and body image, bullying and the pressures brought on by social media.

They will also discover the most common mental health conditions that affect children and young people and the techniques that can be used to support individuals experiencing mental distress.

The course likewise offers companies with a structured training program that will satisfy the training requirements of their employees, offering assurance that personnel are equipped with the knowledge they require to promote the mental wellness of kids and youths.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health comprises five mandatory units that are presented in two concise modular workbooks: 

 

Module A

Unit 1: Understanding children and young people’s mental health in context. Unit 2: The factors that may affect children and young people’s mental health.

Module B

Unit 3: Understanding children and young people’s mental health concerns. Unit 4: The impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns. Unit 5: How to support children and young people with mental health concerns.

To be awarded the Level 2 Award, learners are required to complete Module A only (Equality and diversity in society). To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate, learners are required to complete both Modules A and B.

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 603/2813/7

Awarding organisation: NCFE CACHE 

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

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