Enhancing Practice in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health
You will gain knowledge and skills in working with children, young people and families who have mental health issues.
Who the course is aimed at
You will be working in a wide range of disciplines (nursing, social work, education, allied health, youth work, psychology, psychiatry) whose focus is child and adolescent emotional wellbeing.
Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient
You will be able to recognise mental health disorders in children and adolescents, and offer appropriate evidence based interventions to improve outcomes.
What you learn
You will learn about mental health issues and disorders that can affect children and young people, interventions that can be offered, and how to promote mental health with this group.
General areas covered
- You will understand mental health disorders and how to treat them.
- You will learn about mental health promotion models and strategies to intervene early and prevent mental health disorders
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
You will gain knowledge and skills in assessment and treatment of children and young people's mental health issues, have an improved confidence in working with this group, and a better awareness of the services available. A greater understanding of health promotion models will enable you to raise awareness in others and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Technology enhanced learning will be utilised effectively to maximise your learning.
You will be recognised as having a depth of knowledge and skills in children and young people's mental health issues.
To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:
- a reliable internet connection
- Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
- the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
Fees and Funding for 2022/23
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £1,415
EU / International students: £1,415 - this module is part-time and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form
- You will typically hold a first degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or
- typically an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma or evidence of level 6 study
This will be accompanied by substantial experience in working with children and/or young people.
If English is not your first language you will need an IETLS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
This module is delivered via distance learning
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This module is planned to commence delivery during January 2023. This module usually runs over 12 weeks.
For distance learning modules attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Report
- Project Work
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits
For further information please contact the module leader Greg Thomas - firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the student experience team: