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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning.

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Course Overview

Mental health is a broad term which impacts every child differently and the focus of mental health in children is a bigger now than ever before with various research linking the Covid-19 pandemic with an increase in child related mental health issues.

This training course describes the meaning of the term ‘mental health' and ‘mental ill health’, lists key mental health related conditions or challenges and states legislation and current statistics which relate to mental health support in children including resent research published via the ‘NHS Mental Health of Children and Young People in England (2022)’.

This training course explains the impact which mental health challenges can have on a child and factors which influence mental health and mental ill health for children.

This training curse identifies indicators which may suggest that a child may be experiencing challenges with their mental health and explains barriers which may prevent children speaking about mental health and mental ill health.

This training course explains ways which mental health can be influenced by promoting positive environments for children, key subjects which need to be focused on in encouraging children to have conversations about mental health and explains the importance of promoting positive relationships between supporters and children.

This training course explains the importance of positive supporting including active listening and ways to support children in terms of early intervention and long-term support (‘recovery’).

This training course considers internal sources of support as well as identifying where to access and signpost individuals for additional external support. This is an accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the meaning of mental health and mental ill health
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the term ‘mental health' and ‘mental ill health’
  • 1.2Explain the ‘ingredients’ which promote positive mental health for children
  • 1.3Summarise legislation and current statistics which relate to mental health support in children
2Understand how mental health specifically impacts children
  • 2.1Identify different types of recognised mental health conditions with specific relevance to children
  • 2.2Explain the impact which mental health challenges can have on a child
  • 2.3Describe factors which influence mental health and mental ill health for children
  • 2.4Identify indicators which may suggest that a child may be experiencing challenges with their mental health
3Understand ways of promoting positive mental health environments for children
  • 3.1Explain ways which mental health can be influenced by promoting positive environments for children
  • 3.2Describe issues and experiences which may trigger increased anxiety for children and young people
  • 3.3Evaluate barriers to speaking about mental health and mental ill health
  • 3.4Explain the key subjects to encourage children to have conversations about as a way of promoting positive mental health
4Understand ways of working with and supporting children who experience mental health conditions or challenges
  • 4.1Explain the importance of promoting positive relationships between supporters and children
  • 4.2Identify components which support positive relationships between supporters and children
  • 4.3Explain the importance of active listening when supporting children
  • 4.4Explain ways to support children in terms of early intervention and long-term support (‘recovery’)
  • 4.5Confirm the importance to respecting your own professional limitations and boundaries
  • 4.6Know where to access and signpost individuals for additional external support

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Adolescent Behaviour and Support Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This adolescence behaviour course is designed for professionals working with adolescent young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

This adolescence behaviour and support training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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