Understanding child mental health
This course explores mental health for children aged 0-12 years. It will help practitioners to identify the factors that support positive mental health in children, and understand how the different parts of a child’s world interact to influence their social and emotional wellbeing.
Throughout this course, learners will be invited to consider the foundational importance of a child’s relationship with their parent(s) or caregiver(s), and to reflect on the factors that can affect this relationship.
This course is for anyone who wants to better understand the factors that influence child mental health. If learners want to enhance their work with children, families or parents, develop their understanding of child mental health, or further engage with Emerging Minds’ resources, then this course will provide the necessary foundational knowledge to achieve those aims.
Note: This course is intended as an introduction to child and infant mental health, and the continuum of child wellbeing. It outlines the factors to consider when supporting a child and their family, but does not include specific practice techniques.