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Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety

Get an introduction to managing anxiety disorders in teenagers, with a course ideal for teachers and healthcare professionals.

Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
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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
  • Mindfulness

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify anxiety disorders commonly experienced by adolescents
  • Describe the aetiology (causes) of anxiety in young people
  • Explain what ‘stigma’ is in relation to mental illness generally
  • Identify between normal and abnormal anxiety states
  • Explain how to assist a young person experiencing abnormal anxiety states

Who is the course for?

This course is for health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, it doesn’t require any prior experience or knowledge. It’s suitable for professionals doing continuous professional development.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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