Introduction to child and youth mental health

Course Dates: 18/01/19 - 01/02/19
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,.


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.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: KMA17

Fri, day, 18 Jan - 01 Feb '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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