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Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a Course

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Ended Aug 25, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jul 11 - Aug 7, 2016


4 weeks


5 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate (free)


This short course will provide an overview into understanding child and adolescent mental health. It provides an insight into some of the more common experiences and difficulties, observed by people working with a child with a mental health issue. The course will be of particular interest to SENCo's, school nurses, children's centre workers and youth workers. Nurses within healthcare settings and social care staff working within services for young people may also find benefit in this course.


  • Demonstrate understanding of key policy that guides child and adolescent mental healthcare
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a diagnosis of ASD, anxiety and depression
  • Critically review the impact of a diagnosis of ASD upon a young person
  • Examine low level interventions that can be used to support young people with ASD
  • Develop an understanding of psycho-educational strategies to help young people understand anxiety and depression
  • Evaluate the condition and circumstance whereby self-harming behaviour may be exhibited by young people
  • Demonstrate knowledge of low level interventions to support young people who self-harm

University of Derby Online (UDOL)

The University of Derby Online Learning is one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities for online distance learning. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and professional development courses to people around the world who require more flexible study options.

Upon completing this online short course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or your employer, or to include it in your personal development portfolio.

Course Instructors

Ms. Vicky Cockerill

Ms. Vicky Cockerill

Lead Instructor

Mrs. Cockerill is a UK Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse. She is also a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist. Her health service career has predominately been within the NHS, working in adult mental health, Learning Disability Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. She has worked within both clinical and managerial positions within these settings.