Mental health issues affect about 1 in 10 children and Young People. These can include depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, self-harm, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders which are often a direct response to what is happening in their life including family, schools, friendships, the workplace and the wider world.
70% of children who experience a mental health concern did not receive appropriate intervention at a sufficiently early age.
Good mental health allows children and young people to develop resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and allows them to grow into healthy adults.
Anyone who works with children have a responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare including both physical and mental health.
Mental Health in Children and Young People
On completion learners will understand:
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health
- Factors which may affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health
- 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