Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing

7 Summary of Session 1

Now that you have completed this first session, you will hopefully have gained an overview of the history of children and mental health. You have also explored some of the reasons why there is an increase in awareness of children’s mental health. Some of the language associated with mental health has been defined and you have started to identify factors that can impact children’s mental health and wellbeing.

You should now be able to:

  • describe an overview of the history of children and mental health
  • outline reasons why there is an increase in awareness of children’s mental health
  • identify selected factors that can impact children’s mental health and wellbeing.

In the next session, you will delve further into some of the causes of mental health conditions in children. You will also examine the possible impact of compromised mental health on children’s development and education and explore some of the likely ‘triggers’ of anxiety in children.

You can now go to Session 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

CMH_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371