MHR 4626 Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with children and families from 0 to 11 years of age. 30 credit module at Level 7
MHR 4627 Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 years of age. 30 credit module at Level 7.
These may be taken individually or together to obtain the Postgraduate Certificate. MHR4626 runs in the Autumn semester (September to December) and MHR4627 runs in the Winter semester (January to April).
This programme comprises of 60 credits which may also count towards a Postgraduate Diploma / MSc.
Work Based Development and Practice
Alternatively you are also able to undertake a work based practice module, which commences in January and September each year, alongside one of the following modules:
For MHR 4626: Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with children and families from 0 to 11 years of age you would also take MHR 4630: Practice Based Learning Project module. Together, these lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health Work.
For MHR 4627: Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11-21 years of age you would also take MHR 4630: Practice Based Learning Project module. Together, these lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Promoting Mental Health in Young People.
This programme will allow you to undertake one module, and then pursue your own studies in the workplace and develop your own (and/or your colleagues') practice further and gain a Postgraduate Certificate award.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The programme aims to provide to all those with experience of working with young children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (i.e. health, local authority, educational settings and/or within the voluntary and independent sector), the opportunity to update, enhance and develop their critical understanding, knowledge and advanced practice capabilities, in child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) work in multidisciplinary and multi-agency settings.
The programme aims to equip students with both the sophisticated knowledge needed and capabilities required, to undertake CAMH work and support others confidently and safely in working with children and families. The programme will address and explore issues of equity and inequality, diversity, ethnic and cultural difference, ethical considerations in relation to practitioners' work with service users and carers in child, adolescent and family mental health work. The programme aims to develop authoritative clinical leadership and professional practice capability in the field of child and adolescent mental health (Government response to CAMHS review DCSF 2010).
A further benefit is that you will be taught by lecturers who also work in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic, London.
To enhance and develop critical understanding, knowledge and practice capability in child and adolescent mental health work (CAMH)
To develop critical knowledge and applied understanding of early childhood, adolescent and family emotional and mental development in relation to some of the common issues that can impact adversely upon emotional and psychological development
Provide opportunities to plan, undertake and discuss sophisticated assessments, conduct early work that might be possible to ameliorate later difficulty and or make authoritative referrals to appropriate agencies. To develop authoritative clinical leadership and professional practice capability in the multidisciplinary and multi-agency field of child and adolescent mental health. Use credits to work towards obtaining a postgraduate diploma or MA degree.
What are the entry requirements for Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Work Postgraduate Certificate?
Evidence of successful study at level 6 or a good honours degree (2:2 or above) in mental health or a related subject area
If a non-mental health professional, one year of current experience in child, adolescent and family work where mental health issues are present and a good honours degree
Students who do not have a degree but who have successfully completed level 6 or 7 CPD modules may be considered.
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may have their case discussed on a one-to-one basis.
Applicants must be currently working with children, adolescents and families or parents experiencing mental health issues. You must also have basic IT skills, access to the internet and Microsoft Office.
Only UK students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
How to apply
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
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 use our online application system.
You will be required to create an Applicant Portal account in order to use our online application system. Once you have submitted your application you'll be able to track the progress of your application, upload supporting documents and make subsequent applications.