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Engaging in Children and Young People's Complex Mental Health

Engaging in Children and Young People's Complex Mental Health

Level 7, 20 credits

Course aim

This CPD module has been designed to help you develop an understanding in mental health in children and young people using a multi-disciplinary/agency approach.

Course length

The course will be taught over 7 weeks.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £767.


One day per week teaching commencing at 9.30am and ending at 5.00pm. You will be required to undertake online activity in between sessions.

Course content
  • Introduction to Mental health in children and young people
  • Understanding child development and how this is interrupted
  • Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Early Intervention
  • Spectrum of Need
  • Consent, the Law and Ethics
  • Common and Complex Disorders inc: Self harm and suicide, Eating Disorders,
  • Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD
  • Associated Problems
  • Influences
  • Effective and Sensitive Communication
  • Risk taking behaviours
  • Personal and professional resilience
  • Transition
  • Debate and Debrief

You will assessed via a poster presentation with a verbal defense and a 2000-word written assessment – a reflective account of the self of practitioner in the context of their practice with children and young people experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

Entry requirements

Evidence of study at level 6 to BA/BSc level

CPD award

This CPD is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework. 

Study dates

February 2020 - see timetable

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk