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Understanding child mental health

March 15, 2021

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Emerging Minds


About the course

This course explores mental health for children aged 0-12 years. It will help practitioners to identify the factors that support positive mental health in children, and understand how the different parts of a child’s world interact to influence their social and emotional wellbeing.

Throughout this course, learners will be invited to consider the foundational importance of a child’s relationship with their parent(s) or caregiver(s), and to reflect on the factors that can affect this relationship.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to better understand the factors that influence child mental health. If learners want to enhance their work with children, families or parents, develop their understanding of child mental health, or further engage with Emerging Minds’ resources, then this course will provide the necessary foundational knowledge to achieve those aims.

Note: This course is intended as an introduction to child and infant mental health, and the continuum of child wellbeing. It outlines the factors to consider when supporting a child and their family, but does not include specific practice techniques.


How long does it take?

This course will take approximately one hour to complete, and includes reading the material, videos and reflective activities. It is designed to be undertaken individually, but can also be used as a prompt for conversations between colleagues.

You can undertake the course at your own pace, in one sitting or in several sittings. The last page you visit will be bookmarked so that you can jump straight back to where you left off.




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