Free Staff Training - Mental Health Training for Employees

Free Online Course:
Children & Young People's Mental Health - Level 2 Certificate

Young people need adults around them who can really help

Ensure your staff have a detailed understanding of mental health conditions so they can offer appropriate support when a young person needs someone to turn too.

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UK Government funded online course. Qualification accredited by TQUK & NCFE CACHE

Fully-funded accredited course

Free Online Course

Fully-funded by HM Government

100% Online

Learn from your home or office

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6 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Make change in a child's future

Children across the nation are suffering from the likes of bullying, self-harm, sleeping problems and suicidal feelings, to name a few.

Whether you work in foster care, a school or charity, we all can help give these children a happier and healthier future. We firmly believe that with education, information and accredited qualifications, we can make a difference.

The number of referrals by schools in England seeking mental health treatment for pupils has risen by more than a third in the last three years


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Free mental health courses UK

Is it really free?

Save your training and development budget by utilising government funding

Each member of staff you wish to enrol must meet the eligibility criteria below to qualify for the funding.

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility criteria

Receive an accredited certificate

Nationally recognised qualification

Each employee receives an accredited certificate as a record of achievement and reward for for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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Get involved and help create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health

The free online course is split into manageable units

Staff must successfully complete all units to be awarded the level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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I have just completed the free Children and Young Peoples Mental Health course. I have been really impressed with the course content, and have enjoyed doing it. Would highly recommend It. Thanks to all concerned for providing it.

Jackie Parsons

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