Free Staff Training - Mental Health Training for Employees

Spot the signs a child's struggling

Understand children’s mental health conditions so you can offer appropriate support when a child is in need.

#MakeChange in a child’s future

Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

What you will learn

Your free course is split into 5 manageable units

1.| Children’s mental health in context

In this unit you will understand the concept of mental health. An understanding of how society views mental health and how this has changed over time will also be investigated.

You will also understand the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

2.| Risk factors

In this unit, you will understand the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated.

You will also investigate how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

3.| Children’s mental health concerns

In this unit you will understand behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern.

You will also investigate common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

4.| The impact

In this unit you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others.

You will also understand the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

5.| Support

In this unit, you will understand the support available for children and young people’s mental health.

You will investigate a person-centred approach, mental health promotion, and the services and treatment available.

Your certificate

The free course is designed to empower you with new skills, knowledge, and self-confidence.

Your level 2 NCFE certificate is your record of achievement for completing the nationally recognised qualification.

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