Other mental illnesses covered include schizophrenia, autism, learning difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, along with bipolar disorder, panic disorder, sleep apnoea and social phobia.
You’ll learn about symptoms and causes – and the actions to take if you suspect someone has a mental health condition.
We’ll discuss the role of mental healthcare professionals, such as a psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses or clinical social workers – and show how parents can become involved.
Treatments covered include psychotherapy, mindfulness, play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.
We’ll deal with prognosis and prevention – and show how to promote positive mental health and dispel common myths.
Finally, you’ll learn practical techniques to help you talk to children or young people about their mental health.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define Mental Health and its impact in Children and Young People.
- Learn about the common Mental Health issues found in Children and Young People.
- Recognise the signs and symptoms found in Children and Young peoples and recognise the causes and risk factors involved.
- Understand the treatment and support available and understand the long-term outcomes of Mental Health issues in Children and Young People.