Mental Health and Well-Being of Children and Young People

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

The course will enable you to examine the historical perspectives and the development of current CAMHS provision and analyse the relationship with agencies that promote the health, education and wellbeing of children and young people. It is an optional module (chosen in negotiation with your Trust) as part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme. If you wish to apply for the full SCPHN programme, please contact UWE Admissions on 0117 32 83333.

Course content includes:

  • Infancy and young children:
    • Attachment and relationship formation in vulnerable children
    • Promoting infant mental health parenting
    • Parental mental health
    • Eat and sleep pattern.
  • 5 to 11 year olds:
    • Self esteem and self concept parenting.
  • Young people:
    • Developing a sense of self
    • Peers and peer pressure
    • Transition from CAMHS to adult service.
  • Developmental theories:
    • Children experiencing loss and bereavement
    • Assessment of need and referral pathways
    • Caring for children from ethnic minority groups
    • Vulnerable children
    • Risk, resilience, problems and need.


The course is delivered using a variety of teaching approaches including seminars, distance learning, lecturer and facilitator-led learning, individual presentations, role play, case study presentation, group work and e-learning.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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