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Mind your words – Children and young people’s mental health

Modules6 modules

Duration10-15 minutes per module

Improve your understanding of children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and speech, language and communication needs.

  • Modules 1-5 are the core modules, and must be completed before moving on to any of the other modules.
  • Modules 6-15 are optional, view our course breakdown to see what is covered.
  • Why do this course
  • System Requirements
  1. The five core modules explain what speech, language, and communication needs are, what social, emotional, and mental health needs are, and how to recognise them; then how they are interrelated and some general strategies you can put in place.
  2. The remaining modules look in more detail at ways you can support children and young people, including getting support from speech and language therapy, working collaboratively, modifying risk assessment and de-escalation techniques, becoming a communication accessible service, and more.

This course will work on PC, laptop, tablet or mobile. It works best using an up-to-date version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. For older versions of Internet Explorer, you may need to allow cookies in order to access the content.


This course contains 15 modules.

Modules 1-5 provide the core knowledge which we feel everyone working with children and young people need to know. For this reason modules 6-15 will only unlock once you have completed the first five modules.

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