Parental Mental Health

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 hours towards your CPD.

This e-learning course aims to increase awareness of the main issues surrounding mental distress in parents, and how this impacts upon their children. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.

This course aims to raise awareness of the legislation and guidance that applies, and gives a background to mental distress and attitudes towards it in the past and today. It helps the learner understand the causes and symptoms or the variety of mental health problems parents may have so they will be able to appreciate the needs and experiences faced by different groups, and know how to advise and support parents and their children.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is aimed at individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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This course covers the following topics:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Overview
- Causes and Types of Mental Illness
- Services for People Experiencing mental Distress
- Mental illness and Diversity Matters
- Experience of/Attitudes Towards Mental Distress
- Working with Parents Experiencing Mental Distress


Having completed this module, learners will:

- Be aware of some key terms and key legislation relating to mental distress, and have a basic knowledge of the historical background to the subject
- Be able to list some of the main causes and main types of mental illness
- Know what services are available to people who are experiencing mental distress
- Understand the impact of diversity issues; appreciate the needs that different groups have and how they can be addressed
- Have an appreciation of the real impact of mental health issues on people from some person accounts, and see what types of barriers people face in their daily lives
- Know how to support parents with mental distress, by using a number of types of good practice and being aware of useful contacts

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