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Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Awareness Raising

Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Awareness Raising


The commitment to improve outcomes for children and young people is underpinned by several foundation stones one of which is good mental health

Helping young people develop good mental health is a challenge for all professionals working with children and adolescents

Recognising the differences between mental health and mental ill health can be vital in accessing timely and appropriate interventions

In line with guidance and best practice and as part of your commitment to attaining the effective level of competence within 'Common Core Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce' this course will enable professionals to develop the skills and knowledge needed to recognise, respond and support young people to develop good mental health

Candidates will be better equipped to respond to young people with mental ill health

The course supports the TaMHS initiatives and enables LA to reach the NI50 measure

Aims & Objectives:

Learning outcomes

All candidates will:

  • Have a basic knowledge of mental health and mental illness
  • Know what services are available
  • Increase confidence and skills in working with young people at risk

Aims & Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Define emotional health and wellbeing
  • Be aware of child development and its impact on mental health
  • Recognise the impact parenting has on child development
  • Understand the impact of adolescence on development of good mental health
  • Develop skills in building resilience in children
  • Recognise mental ill health
  • Know where to go for help and access appropriate services
  • Strengthen work with partner agencies

The session will include:

  • Power point presentation by the tutor
  • Group and individual discussions
  • Feedback activity
  • Short DVD presentation

Intended For:

The course is designed for professions working with children and young people in a variety of settings.