You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:

There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity, but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge about child and adolescent mental health.

There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed Unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.

An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office

We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.

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Course units

The course is made up of 4 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.

The content of the units will be supported by relevant evidence, guidelines, disorder specific theoretical frameworks and National UK Policy.

This unit looks at key policy that guides child and adolescent mental healthcare as well as reviewing the key roles involved in the diagnosis and care of children with mental, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

In this unit we will understand what constitutes a diagnosis of ASD whilst considering the impact of a diagnosis of ASD upon a young person. Low level interventions that can be used to support young people with ASD will also be examined.

In this unit we will analyse what constitutes a diagnosis of anxiety and depression whilst developing an understanding of psychoeducational strategies to help young people understand anxiety and depression.

In this unit we will evaluate the condition and circumstance whereby self-harming behaviour may be exhibited by young people and will consider low level interventions which can be used to support young people who self-harm. The importance of risk assessment and reporting will also be understood.