Learn how to identify and help with anxiety in young people
Anxiety is a common condition experienced by young people that can escalate to a point where it impacts on their general wellbeing and activities of daily living; brain development and performance at school or college. If untreated the risk of developing chronic and enduring mental health conditions increases, as well as the risks of deliberate self harm and suicide.
On this course you will learn how to identify anxiety disorders experienced by young people, understand ‘stigma’ related to mental health and develop your ability to help a young person experiencing debilitating anxiety
What topics will you cover?
- The characteristics of anxiety
- Adolescent development
- Anxiety as a biological response / toxic stress
- Other linked mental health conditions
- Stigma and mental illness
- Engaging with young people / safeguarding
- Ways of helping the young person with anxiety
Learn best practice from experts
This course has been specifically designed to support healthcare professionals’ continuing professional development (CPD). It’s ideal for keeping your skills up to date, and demonstrating your progress during appraisals or revalidation.
Learn from the experiences of other health professionals
On this course, you’ll have the option to study with a small group of motivated healthcare professionals, meaning your course will count towards your participatory CPD.
Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
When you buy this course, you’ll have unlimited access to it for as long as it exists on FutureLearn, enabling you to fit learning around your schedule.
Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
Once you complete the course you’ll receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate your CPD. The Certificate and accompanying transcript includes: