Enhancing Practice in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

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Enhancing Practice in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

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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 studying alongside a wide range of disciplines (Nursing, social work, education, allied health, youth work, psychology, psychiatry) who work with children, teenagers and/or families across a broad range of areas. This may be where mental health is the specific focus, or it may be that this is a secondary issue, but you will all have an interest in learning more about and developing your skills in the field of emotional wellbeing for this age group.

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.

Professional recognition
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 2023/24

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,655

EU / International students: £1,655 - 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

  • Entry requirements

    • 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. 

    Please note when completing the application form that you do not need to provide references for this module.




  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    The online module launches for an Induction week on 8th January 2024, and runs until the assessment submission date of 2nd May 2024.

    For distance learning modules attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Greg Thomas - g.thomas@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:


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