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L2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Stoke

Mental health in children and young people is as important as their physical wellbeing, impacting on all aspects of life, including relationships inside and outside the home and educational attainment. Good mental health supports children and young people to develop the resilience necessary to cope with the challenges and demands of life and grow into well rounded, healthy adults. It is important that adults, from family members to those working with children and young people, are able to recognise when a child is struggling with their mental health or challenges in their lives and know what action to take.

This qualification develops understanding of mental health conditions in children and young people. Learners will understand the context of mental health and the risk factors and common mental health conditions in children and young people. Learners will also understand the person-centred approach to the mental wellbeing of children and young people. This qualification will give learners personal growth and engagement in learning.

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Suitability.

The course is perfect for young people and those that support young people such as teaching staff and youth workers.

Young people may also attend to raise their awareness of their own mental health and how they can improve it.

Assessment.

Learners are assessed for this qualification using a portfolio of evidence.

Business benefits.

Learning outcomes.

Modules

What is covered in this Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course

Understand the Context of Mental Health in Children and Young People

  1. The learner must identify different risk factors and how they can negatively impact an individual’s mental health including changes in their life and/or lifestyle.
  2. The learner must identify ways in which children and young people can develop the ability to identify risk factors and signs of distress in themselves including resilience.
  3. The learner must describe ways in which a child or young person can limit the impact of risk factors considering the benefits of a stable home or caring environment.

Understand how an individual’s developmental changes affect their mental health

  1. The learner must describe the effects of puberty on a young person and their mental health
  2. The learner must explain how a young person’s mental health is affected by their:

• identity

• self-esteem

• body image

including the influence of peers and the media.

Understand how different forms of abuse can affect a young person’s mental health

  1. The learner must state different forms of abuse a young person may experience including bullying.
  2. The learner must state different ways in which bullying can occur including cyber bullying.
  3. The learner must explain what makes an individual more vulnerable to abuse including perceived differences; physical and mental factors.
  4. The learner must explain how bullying may affect a young person where they are:

• the individual being abused

• a witness to the abuse of another person

including short- and long-term effects.

Understand how to recognise and support an individual who is susceptible to the factors that affect mental health

  1. The learner must describe a range of behaviours a child or young person may display that could indicate concerns related to their mental health including a change in normal patterns of behaviour.
  2. The learner must describe harmful behaviours a child or young person may use as a coping strategy including anti-social behaviour.
  3. The learner must explain the importance of early recognition and interventions in relation to harmful behaviours

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers from the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course

How long does this Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course take to complete?

This qualification is delivered in a distance learning format. Learners should complete the qualification within 52 weeks.

Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health completion?

Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive an accredited certificate. The certificate will be forwarded at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.

How long is the Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health certificate valid for?

3 years

Are there any entry requirements for Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be aged 16 years and over to take this qualification. Learners must have sufficient command of the English language to understand and undertake the recommended assessment methods for this qualification. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 and above.

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