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Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 Years of Age Module

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MHR 3627
MHR 4627
January 2018
One day per week
10 study days in total
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Develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills for working with young people who suffer from mental health issues in our short course designed for a wide range of professionals including social workers, health workers, counsellors, educators and those working in workers Tier 3 and Tier 4 CAMHS.

Why study the Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 Years of Age Module at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we understand the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with adolescents and young people in a wide range of settings. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals working in a range of sectors including education, health, local authority, and volunteering, as well as those who are new to this area of work.

Taught by experienced practitioners who remain actively involved in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic in London, this course will enable you to identify mental health difficulties in adolescence and young adulthood (11 to 21 years of age) while deepening your applied understanding of emotional and mental development, with valuable opportunities to plan, undertake and discuss sophisticated assessments.

Through a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops you will develop advanced knowledge of assessments and early work that might ameliorate later difficulty, including how to refer on appropriately to other agencies.

Delivered over 10 weekly study days at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice within your own workplace with particular focus on issues of equality, diversity, cultural differences and ethics in mental health work with young people.

Armed with these skills, insights and experiences you will not only enhance your professional practice and employment prospects but gain 30 credits at Level 6 or 7 to put towards obtaining an Undergraduate degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters degree, such as:

What will you study on Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 Years of Age Module?

Devised to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying, this course is delivered over 10 weekly study days at our London campus. Using a combination of lectures, seminars and self-directed learning you will explore the following subjects:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and policy in relation to adolescents, families and young people including contemporary policy
  • Normal adolescent behaviour
  • Assessment of adolescents and young people and subsequent care planning
  • Socio-cultural and political influences in working with children and families
  • Risk and resilience factors, risk assessment care management and legal issues
  • Common mental health problems in adolescents and young people
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Adolescents at greater risk – refugee groups, adolescents with learning difficulties, looked-after children, black and minority ethnic communities
  • The challenges of dual diagnosis and young people
  • Communication and communicating
  • Therapeutic use of self
  • Multi-disciplinary interventions

Specific course topics will be tailored to meet the individual learning needs of participants and their organisations.


  • 3,000 word policy/practice review of adolescent work
  • 3,000 word case study


  • You must be able to provide evidence of previous ability to study at UK higher education Level 5 for the Level 6 module, or at Level 6 for the Level 7 module.

Non-mental health professionals

  • You must have at least one years experience in child, adolescent and family work where mental health issues are present
  • You mus also be currently working with children, adolescents and families experiencing mental health issues.

Further requirements

  • Basic IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Access to the Internet


If you are studying this programme and your fees are being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University, then please download an application form by following the link from our CPD health webpage.

If you are studying this programme and your fees are not being paid for by an NHS Trust under contract with the University (for example, you are funding your own studies), then please complete the Middlesex University application from our postgraduate applications webpage.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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