Parental Mental Health
Why take this Parental Mental Health course?
Living with a parent or carer who has mental health problems does not necessarily mean a child will suffer abuse, but there is a risk that there will be a negative impact. In this module we explore the challenges that different mental health issues pose, as well as a range of best practice tools which can be used to assess the needs of parents and support the welfare of children.
In order to put the issues into context learners can drop in to follow the story of one parent, Elena, as she firstly experiences mental distress and subsequently accesses services tailored to her needs.
The content of this e-learning course includes:
- Cause and types of mental illness
- Needs of and services for people experiencing mental distress
- Experiences of and attitudes towards mental distress
- Working with parents experiencing mental distress
- Are you aware of the key terms and legislation relating to parental mental health?
- Are you able to identify the causes and treatments for the main types of mental illness?
- Are you able to signpost the services and professionals available to people who are experiencing mental distress?
- Can you identify your role and that of others in supporting parents to maintain good mental health?
- Are you able to challenge preconceived ideas and stereotypes about mental ill-health?
This course is accredited by CDP and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used the log your hours against.
Approximately one hour to 90 minutes to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.
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