This session looks at medical and mental health problems in children that may be easily masked, or missed, particularly where these can be dangerous if not discovered.
This session explains the various roles of people who work in child and adolescent mental health. There are many agencies, health services and voluntary bodies involved at different stages and this session tries to show how they fit together.
This session emphasises the importance of engaging with parents, carers and families. It will introduce what it means to engage families and the basic principles in doing so. It also covers listening skills and skills in asking questions that can help in communication with families and other carers.
Children and adolescents with mental health difficulties show signs of these problems in a wide variety of ways that differ according to their age and developmental stages. This session will describe the more common signs of problems and gives a broad view of some of the influences that bring about these difficulties.
This session describes how the brain develops, and the way it organises information. It covers cognitive development, emotional development and moral development before finally describing the issues particular to adolescence.
An overview of common signs of problems in children under five and guidelines for assessing the child and family. Signs and symptoms suggestive of a significant underlying problem (‘alarm bells’) will be discussed, and treatment strategies will be described.
This session outlines common warning signs and behaviours in young people which may indicate the presence of an underlying mental health problem and provides pointers to their management.
A guide to engaging children and young people in a one to one interview. The session describes how to prepare for the meeting and how to adapt the setting and your manner for different age and ethnic groups. It offers activities to help conversation flow. It gives examples of how to get the most out of your first encounter with a young person.
This session gives an overview of common emotional and behavioural warning signs in children in primary school (5 to 11 years old). It offers guidelines to discussing concerns with parents. There are guidelines to signs and symptoms that suggest there may be important underlying problems (‘alarm bells’) and guidance for when you identify these problems.
This group of sessions outline the most common types of problem that can appear, how you can help and what actions you can take. The sessions include guidance on how to react to children who are showing some of these signs and symptoms.
The 22 sessions cover concerns such as; Mood swings, self-harming, aggressive behaviour, loss and grief, the loner, unexplained physical symptoms, and eating problems. https://www.minded.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=22