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

About the course

One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

Who will Benefit from the Course

This course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This qualification supports progression onto further mental health qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This Course is Available:

• Online

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL, online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:

• Exciting and engaging content

• Interactivity - featuring videos and games to enhance learning

• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

What you will Learn

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Context

Unit 2: Understand Factors which may Affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Unit 3: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns

Unit 4: Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns

Unit 5: Understand how to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns

Benefits

• Gain a nationally recognised qualification

• Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector

• Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

• Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development

• Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

About our Online Adult Skills Courses

In partnership with The Skills Network, our Online Training courses allow a more flexible learning experience when compared to face-to-face classroom study. Our range of courses are perfect if you are looking to develop a career in health and/or well-being alongside any commitments that you may have. As with all of our Funded Adult Skills courses, you may be entitled to have your fees fully or partially funded. 

Some of the courses may require paper-based learning materials. Please allow between 5-7 working days for these to arrive after your enrollment. Once confirmed you will receive an automated email to access your learning materials through our EQUAL system.

Looking to receive funding to study an Adult Skills course?

Find out if you meet the criteria to receive either full or partial AEB funding by downloading our AEB Funding Application Form. Once completed, email the form to the Adult Skills Team