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Free Online Child Mental Health Course - Scotland

Young people need adults around them who can really help

Gain a detailed understanding of mental health conditions so you can offer appropriate support when a young person needs someone to turn too.

Free Online Child Mental Health Course - Scotland​

Course detail

Free online course

The free courses is fully-funded by HM Government.

No fee, no card details and no trial periods.

Certificate included

The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised level 2 certification.

Course duration

The free online course takes an average of 6-12 weeks to complete.

This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.

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The free course is 100% online.

Course features

Flexible learning

Learn from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.

No exams

You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.

Expert support

A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.

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About this free online course

This child mental health course explores the risk factors that affect a child’s mental health and investigates behaviours displayed by children in need of support.

You will learn how to spot the signs a child is struggling and address issues early to help build a young persons resilience.

In 2022, 18% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental disorder.

Source: NHS Digital

Course content

Your free course is split into manageable units.

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.

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.

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.

The impact of mental health concerns

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.

Supporting children and young people

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.

Get certified

Receive an in-demand certificate – your certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised certification.

HM government funding

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

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