Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

What is this course about?

Unit 01: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context

In this unit learners will understand the concept of mental health. An understanding of how society views mental health and how this has changed over time will also be investigated. Learners will also understand the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

Unit 02: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health

In this unit learners will understand the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. They will also investigate how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

Unit 03: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns

In this unit learners will understand behaviours displayed by children and young people which may indicate a mental health concern. They will also investigate common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

Unit 04: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns

In this unit learners will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. They will also understand the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Unit 05: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

In this unit learners will understand the support available for children and young people’s mental health. They will investigate a person-centred approach, mental health promotion and the services and treatment available.

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Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Start: Available throughout the year.

Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

This is a distance learning qualification.

How will I be assessed?

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health


What could I do next?


Other distance learning courses or health related part time qualifications.
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