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P56 Young minds in crisis: an introduction to child and adolescent mental health

Course summary

This course is designed for practitioners who are committed to improving their understanding of mental health care needs of children and adolescents. With the increasing prevalence of mental health disorders among young individuals, the need for early intervention, appropriate treatment, and long-term support is more critical than ever. This course aims to help equip practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills to foster emotional resourcefulness in children and adolescents, enabling them to navigate life’s challenges effectively.

Who should attend?

  • School Health Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Children’s Nurses
  • Teachers and Support Workers in Educational Settings
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers

Important notes

All course material, evaluations, certificate of attendance are provided.

Course times are 09:30am- 4:30pm


Course duration Course CPD Full price (incl VAT) per person
1 day(s) 8 hour(s) £185


Dates Block size Block discount
12/09/2024 4 10%
14/11/2024 4 10%

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people
Online - Online Delivery 12/09/2024
Online - Online Delivery 14/11/2024

Aims / objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles that influence the development of mental health in childhood and adolescence.
  • Recognize the significance of developing resourcefulness and strategies to promote it.
  • Define essential skills required by all practitioners to engage with and support young people’s mental health.
  • Identify resources to enhance their confidence and competence in this practice area.

Course programme

  • Development in Childhood and Adolescence: An Overview
  • The Role of Attachment and Relationships in Mental Health
  • Risk and Protective Factors in Young People’s Mental Health
  • Specific Challenges in Young People’s Mental Health: An Overview
  • Fostering Mental Health and Resourcefulness
  • Essential Skills and Qualities for Supporting Children and Adolescents

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