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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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety

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

When would you like to start?

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 will you learn with?

Charles Miller-Fik, BA, BSc., MSc., RNMH

Charles is an experienced adult and youth mental health nurse clinician and lecturer.
He is keen to share his experience with you and in particular the importance of early intervention.

Who developed the course?

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.

Learning specifically designed for healthcare professionals

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 hands-on skills that you can apply to your practice
  • Get up-to-date, unbiased information based on the latest research and best practice
  • Learn from and get your questions answered by expert academics and clinicians

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.

  • Get access to a range of healthcare professionals
  • Share and debate your opinions
  • Learn from the diverse experiences of other professionals

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.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Revisit the material at any time
  • Engage in reflection, helping you apply what you learn in your practice

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:

  • Detailed learning outcomes
  • CPD hours required to complete the course
  • Details of any bodies that accredit or endorse the course
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