The City of Liverpool CollegeCertificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health - The City of Liverpool College
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Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Course ID: 175228

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over.
  • You’ll be able to study at a time to suit you, in the comfort of your own home.
  • The course is free of charge to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • The course is delivered using an online platform, supported throughout by a member of our experienced team.
  • Ideal for students looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of this topic.
  • You’ll be supported, no matter what your learning style or needs. We have an amazing team of staff to help you achieve your best.

What to expect from the course

Numerous children encounter mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder, often stemming from their life experiences. The emotional well-being of a child is just as significant as their mental health. Therefore, it is vital for individuals who work with children and teenagers to possess a comprehensive comprehension of mental health principles, risk factors, and consequences.

This comprehensive course is divided into five insightful units that cover various aspects of children and young people's mental health:
- Children and young people's mental health in context: Explore the contextual factors that shape mental health in this age group, including social, cultural, and environmental influences.
- Factors which may affect children and young people's mental health: Delve into the factors that can impact mental well-being, such as family dynamics, school environment, and peer relationships.
- Children and young people's mental health concerns: Gain a deeper understanding of common mental health concerns experienced by children and young people, including anxiety, depression, and behavioural disorders.
- The impact of children and young people's mental health concerns: Explore the far-reaching effects of mental health issues on various aspects of a child's life, including academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.
- How to support children and young people with mental health concerns: Learn practical strategies and approaches to effectively support and promote positive mental health in children and young people, empowering them to thrive and reach their full potential.

Through this course, you will acquire valuable knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the mental well-being of children and young people.

This would be particularly useful in a career in social work, teaching or as a health play specialist.


On successful completion of the course you will have achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.

Why study with us?

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Career pathways

This would be particularly useful in a career in social work, teaching or as a health play specialist.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Learners need to have at least a Level 1 in English, good IT skills and a passion for learning. You will also need access to a laptop or PC to complete this course.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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