Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Course information:

Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of children’s mental health? Courses online, such as this one, allow you to develop your knowledge at your own pace, and in your own home. This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of Mental Health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding Mental Health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that Mental Health concerns may have on young people and others. Upon successful completion of both unit assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.

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Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.


Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
This unit will introduce you to what is meant by mental health and mental ill health, and the legislation and guidance that applies to children and young people’s mental health. You will learn about resilience and self-esteem and the discrimination, prejudice, stigma and stereotyping that takes place in response to mental ill health. You will also consider how the media and social and cultural attitudes towards mental health may affect an individual’s perception of their own mental health.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: The concept of mental health
• Section 2: The legislation and guidance that applies to children and young people's mental health
• Section 3: How society views mental health.


Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
In this unit you will understand different risk factors that may affect the mental well-being of children and young people, and how to support individuals to recognise risk factors and signs of distress in themselves. You will also consider how puberty may affect children and young people’s mental health, including their body image and self-esteem, and then will look at how different types of abuse or bullying may affect a child or young person’s mental health.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people
• Section 2: The potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of children and young people
• Section 3: How abuse or bullying may affect the mental health of a child or young person.


Unit 3: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
In this unit, you will look at understanding particular mental health concerns that children and young people are likely to face, including stress, anxiety and depression, and the behaviours associated with these as well as other mental health problems.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: Behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children and young people
• Section 2: Stress and anxiety in children and young people
• Section 3: Depression in children and young people
• Section 4: Specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience.


Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
This unit will help you understand the impact that mental ill health can have on children and young people, both in the short and long-term. You will also learn about the impact that this can have on others, and why it is important to be diagnosed with a mental health problem early in life.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: The impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people
• Section 2: The impact of children and young people's mental health problems on others
• Section 3: The importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem.


Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
This final unit will help you learn more about the most effective ways to support children and young people with mental health concerns, including the different national and local services that are available and how to promote mental well-being in children and young people, including through the use of person-centred approaches.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns
• Section 2: How to promote mental well-being in children and young people
• Section 3: Services and treatment involved with children and young people's mental health.

 



Course Units:

  1. Understand children and young people’s Mental Health in context
  2. Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s Mental Health
  3. Understand children and young people’s Mental Health concerns
  4. Understand the impact of children and young people’s Mental Health concerns
  5. Understand how to support children and young people with Mental Health concerns

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment 31st March 2020

Duration:

12 Weeks

Regional availability:

Attachments:

» childrens-mental-health.pdf
  (Type: .pdf - Size: 127 kb)

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Added on Mon 18th Feb 2019.
Last updated on Tue 17th Sep 2019.

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