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Parental Mental Health

Course Overview

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On average this
course 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.

Having completed the 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 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

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • 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

Target Audience

Individuals whose work brings them into contact with children and young adults.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

The module rally made me think about people suffering from mental difficulties
11/07/2016 JR
I found the module very interesting up to date and relevant as more and more people i am working with are suffering from mental distress
14/06/2016 TD
I enjoyed the module as I find anything to do with the mind interesting and psychology.
12/05/2016 CH
That you could work through at your own pace and revisit areas for further clarification
11/04/2016 ST
The clear differences in symptoms of different mental illnesses.
23/02/2016 EB
Easy to follow. I also liked the way it 'talked' at the beginning of each slide rather than only me reading each slide.
04/01/2016 HM
Easy to use
18/10/2015 GM
The presentation of the issues was very sensitive and informative
13/10/2015 DW
Liked the voice option
02/10/2015 MG
I felt the module had some in depth knowledge, however the phobia information was very in depth I discussed at my practice and the majority of GPs were unaware of the names of most phobias
RP 12/05/2015
I was very happy with the course. I am not very good at using a computer and usually experience difficulty in logging on etc, but this was easy
CO 21/04/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2 hours.

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