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Introduction to Mental Health in Children and Young People

This half day course aims to increase understanding and awareness of some of the mental health difficulties (including anxiety) commonly experienced by children and young people, increase ability to identify early signs of some of these difficulties and increase awareness of information and support services in your local area

Part day course for

Practitioners from any agency (such as Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Home School Link Workers, Foster Carers, Youth Support Workers and GPs) who work with children (aged 8 or over) or young people affected by mental health issues, or with their families, who live within the HCC boundaries

Presented by

Children's Services Workforce Development Team, Rachel Bowen - Primary Mental Health - Local CAMHS team


Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define the terms general mental health and anxiety
  • Identify the prevalence of mental health difficulties (including anxiety) in children and young people
  • Identify early signs and behaviours associated with common mental health difficulties (including anxiety) and some preventative strategies to support young people
  • Identify when diagnosis is needed (labelling)
  • Provide information on the CAMHS referral criteria (what will be accepted, who can refer and how to refer)
  • Identify alternative local support services - Service Directory
  • Use the Specialist CAMHS Consultation Line
  • Use a basic tool when educating children and young people about mental health awareness as part of the PSHE curriculum
  • Provide practical advice on children's emotional well being


Course content and methodology:

  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Small group work
  • Use of case studies


Other Booking Information

  • Cost to HCC C&F staff - free

  • Cost to Charity / Voluntary agency staff - £56

  • Cost to others - £80

  • Please book a place online - Learning Zone help pages

  • Foster Carer bookings - please book using this application form

  • Non HCC staff - if you have problems booking online, please submit this application form instead

  • All charged bookings are subject to a late cancellation fee.  Please exercise responsible booking practice and see our Cancellation Policy for full details

  • Notification of any changes to bookings must be sent by email to

  • Prices


    Provided by: Children's Services Workforce Development Team

    Course code: XXCK0230

    Subscribers: £0