Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health


13 Weeks


About the Course

An intensive, distance learning programme designed to develop the skills needed to understand mental health conditions that affect people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental wellbeing, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others. By enrolling on this course, you’ll develop essential knowledge around the subject, helping you approach situations and provide support with confidence.


This course is designed for people who work in a line management role and wish to develop their understanding of children and young people’s mental health, as well as those who have a personal interest in developing knowledge and skills to support mental health in young people.


These courses are delivered by online learning via our Equal platform, with 1:1 coaching from our team of expert tutors.


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Course Overview

As part of the online Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course, you will develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas:

  • Understanding of children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Understanding children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • The impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • How to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Course Delivery

Self-directed study

In studying through an online course, you will be expected to do a significant amount of self-directed study. We’ll support by structuring the online Equal platform to give you manageable deadlines to keep you progressing through the units to ensure you achieve the qualification.


We would recommend you set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week over the duration of the course to ensure you are successful.


Should you need support or further explanation of a topic after completing the online learning / reading, you will have access to a dedicated tutor who will be on-hand on the phone or email to answer your questions.



You will be matched with an experienced Tutor and Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who will be your guide through the programme. They will work with you to help you set your objectives for what you want to get out of your participation. You will have a minimum of 2 structured progress reviews with your Tutor/LSA through the course. However, they are of course on hand throughout to deal with any questions as they arise.



Throughout the qualification you will be continually assessed against the qualification’s unit criteria. The online Equal platform contains all of the assessments and will prompt you to complete each assessment after completing the relevant section of e-learning.


Your Tutor will review all submitted work and provide you with feedback to help you further improve your understanding.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain knowledge of the social and legal context of children and young people’s mental health
  • Learn how to better support children and young people’s mental health
  • Expand your knowledge of children and young people’s mental health, including best practice to manage conditions
  • Have the opportunity to focus on your own development, supported remotely by an experienced tutor.
  • Enhance your future career development.

Entry Requirements

We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer to best enable you to complete the assessments.


If English is your second language, we highly recommend that you complete an ESOL course before enrolling for this qualification.

Learner Journey

During your online course, you’ll work through a series of units to achieve your qualification. For more information, please download our Learner Journey map.


Download learner journey map

Contact for further information

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