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'Mental Health Awareness for those working with Children and Young People' is a 2-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses in mental health and related areas. The 2 day course can also be ordered as individual days.
It is the only training on this topic that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online.
Children’s mental health is a serious area of concern – around 10% of children are now reported to have a diagnosable mental health condition and of these, most report delays in accessing appropriate help.
The course is split into two parts, echoing the World Health Organisation’s definition of health as ‘complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.
Day One is about setting up your school or service so that it naturally generates good mental health and wellbeing. Day Two is to help you spot people who are having problems and signpost your best course of action. You can attend either or both days.
As well as those intending to become ‘mental health leads’, this course is suitable for all teachers, learning support staff, head teachers and SENCOs (whom it will equip ahead of the proposed compulsory curriculum changes relating to children’s mental health), and school staff.
The course is suitable for professionals working with children and young people or having regular contact with families, including school nurses, health visitors and social workers.
Day 1: Generating wellness – how to build and support the mental health of everybody.
This day will be very ‘hands-on’ presenting you with the principles and inviting you to show how you can apply those principles in your own area to create a plan you can take back and use.
Part 2: Responding to illness, issues, and problems – what you need to know and what you can do.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organisations:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price (2-days): £3,330 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £200 plus VAT per person.
Price (1-day): £1,795 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £100 plus VAT per person.
To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:
Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.
Price (2-days): £2,850 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £160 plus VAT per person.
Price (1-day): £1,570 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £80 plus VAT per person.
Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':
If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.
This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
APT prides itself on the written feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our Mental Health Awareness courses have received.
"Was extremely impressed with the workshop and what was included, it gave me a better understanding about mental health. The tutor was exceptional and always expanded on his points! Amazing!"
"Presented in a brilliant way and just at the right pace. The course gave me a fantastic grounding of both mental health and mental illness."
"I found the whole exercise engrossing and enlightening. It was presented excellently and I came away feeling as though I have learnt something."
"A fascinating and very useful course. Very well delivered, extremely engaging. Has given me a real insight and was taught in such a way that I feel better equipped for the future."