Child and Young Person’s Mental Health Online Programme

Increase your knowledge, qualifications and develop your career while you work.

Our child and young person mental health summer school was a huge success with our learners. Due to it’s success, we have been given funding to offer the same content as a FREE online programme to those in Berkshire education settings who missed out on enrolling first time round.

Free Training and Certified Qualifications

An online programme developing an understanding of mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the 2022 landscape, leading to a Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Further Learning and Employment from Open Awards.

This evidence-based course has been developed by respected Richard Daniel Curtis, co-author of the mental health curriculum for the Department for Education, founder of the National Network of Mental Health Leads and author of the Social and Emotional Mentor qualifications. This course is suitable for teachers, support staff, youth workers, childminders or others working with children and young people.

What does it involve?

Covering a range of topics relevant to the current situation, the programme features weekly self-learning, split into 15-minute online lessons, followed by a weekly webinar.

The weekly Q&As recorded earlier this year are available to replay learners to watch in their own time. Each 45 minute session provides extra depth to what is being studied and features some valuable reflections from previous learners.


Child and Young Person Mental Health During the Pandemic

Resilience after Lockdown – personal wellbeing and resilience

Children’s and Young Person’s Mental Health:

  • Introduction to mental health
  • Child and adolescent development
    • Introduction
    • Human growth
    • Normal intellectual growth
    • Normal social and emotional development
  • Personal skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Problem solving
    • Listening skills
    • Engagement in learning
    • Peer mentoring
  • Supporting mental health difficulties
    • Anger
    • Body image
    • Coping
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress

This programme is great for those who have noticed the impact of the pandemic, or world events since then, on young people and want to understand how best to support their wellbeing.

Richard Daniel Curtis

The activities Richard sets include 10-15 minute pre-recorded lessons, completing activities in their workbooks, or self-study chapters. Learning is assessed through online questions linked to the module and marked by an assessor.

Optional additional course

This course can be followed by an optional Level 3 qualification in Social and Emotional Mentoring in Schools or Preschools, or a Level 3 qualification in Mentoring Young People in the Community.


To qualify for this funding you must:

  • Live and work in Berkshire
  • Work with young people or children in Berkshire
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK


If you are interested in attending the programme get your school or organisation to contact

(We will accept multiple booking from the same organisation.)

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