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Supporting children and young people's wellbeing free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Supporting children and young people's wellbeing

This free course, Supporting children and young people's wellbeing, looks at some of the broader concerns regarding wellbeing and the idea that children and young people today are increasingly reporting feelings of unhappiness. By completing the activities, you will be introduced to different ways of understanding children and young people’s ...

Free course
7 hrs
Child mental health: is it in crisis? free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Child mental health: is it in crisis?

There is much discussion about the issue of children and young people’s mental health problems in the media, and we often hear this issue referred to as a ‘crisis’. But what does the evidence say? Are rates of mental health problems rising? In this course you will explore these important questions as well as delving into a case study of a young ...

Free course
3 hrs
Introducing Climate Psychology: facing the climate crisis free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Introducing Climate Psychology: facing the climate crisis

This free course introduces the emerging field of Climate Psychology. It is now widely accepted that facts about climate change, taken alone, do not promote change. There is growing recognition that deeper psychological perspectives, beyond traditional psychological approaches, could enrich environment movements. Additionally, evidence is ...

Free course
12 hrs
Supporting physical development in early childhood free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Supporting physical development in early childhood

Are you involved in caring for or educating babies and young children either as a practitioner in the workforce or as a parent/carer? In this free course, Supporting physical development in early childhood, you will learn how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how it improves child mental and physical health development....

Free course
18 hrs
Work and mental health free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Work and mental health

Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties could take paid employment if it were not for numerous barriers in the workplace and the wider community (Centre for Mental Health, 2013). In this free course, Work and mental health, you will look ...

Free course
6 hrs
Approaching leadership with care free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Approaching leadership with care

Unlock the secrets to becoming an effective and empathetic leader with our free course, Approaching leadership with care. Delve into the core concepts of leadership by exploring the significance of empathy, compassion, and understanding when leading others and yourself. This course is designed to help you define your leadership style, cultivate ...

Free course
5 hrs
Investigating a murder with forensic psychology free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Investigating a murder with forensic psychology

In this course, you’ll explore the way suspects are dealt with during a police investigation and learn about how psychology can help the police with their enquiries.

Free course
12 hrs
Felly, rydych chi eisiau bod yn nyrs? Cyflwyniad byr i nyrsio free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Felly, rydych chi eisiau bod yn nyrs? Cyflwyniad byr i nyrsio

Mae’r cwrs yma am ddim, Felly, rydych chi eisiau bod yn nyrs? Cyflwyniad byr i nyrsio, yn rhoi trosolwg o’r hyn y mae nyrsio’n ei olygu. Mae’n canolbwyntio ar nyrsio yn y DU yn benodol, a hefyd ar ei le yn y byd. Byddwch yn dysgu am bedwar maes nyrsio yn y DU, sut beth yw hyfforddiant nyrsys, yn ogystal â beth sy’n gwneud nyrsys gwych. Mae’r...

Free course
6 hrs
So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place globally, you will learn about the four fields of nursing in the UK, what nurse training involves, as well as what makes a great nurse. This ...

Free course
6 hrs
Supporting older people with learning disabilities and their families free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Supporting older people with learning disabilities and their families

This free course, Supporting older people with learning disabilities and their families, stems from research that explored how to improve the care and support for older people with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge others, and their families.

Free course
6 hrs
Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities

Whether you are a parent or sibling caring for a relative with a learning disability, this free course, Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities, is designed to help you navigate the system as they grow older. It has been developed from a cutting-edge research project that explored how to improve the care and support for ...

Free course
4 hrs
Practice supervision and assessment in nursing free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Practice supervision and assessment in nursing

Being able to supervise and assess in the workplace are core skills needed by those supporting learners. In the context of this development, this free course, Practice supervision and assessment in nursing, has been designed to support practitioners working with students in workplace settings across nursing provision. Core to these resources are...

Free course
10 hrs