Free Online Course on Youth Mental Health

The University of East Anglia is offering free online course on Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety. This course is for health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, it doesn’t require any prior experience or knowledge.

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. The course will start on January 15, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length:  3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Youth Mental Health
Institution: University of East Anglia and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on January 15, 2018

Providers’ Details       

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.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

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

Requirements

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.

Instructors

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.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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