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Family Learning: Understanding and Supporting your Child's Mental Health

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The emotional wellbeing of children is as important as their physical wellbeing, because good mental health will help them to grow into healthy happy adults.

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you develop an understanding of children’s mental health and how you can support them.

Topics covered include:

  • Common mental health problems
  • Risk factors
  • Dealing with change
  • Promoting resilience
  • How to support good mental health
  • Risk factors

The course is participative and includes information giving, demonstration, discussion and working together. You will need to be prepared to take an active part in the sessions and to challenge some of your thoughts and beliefs.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers of children under 16.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your
progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers, of children under 16. It is for complete beginners and for those who would like to understand more about children.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this course, other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills
& Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English,
maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our
website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a
place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from
the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills
& Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to
a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer
require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else.
We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete
funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with
your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some
courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning
materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to
your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment
activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of
the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street
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Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions.
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If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think
you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail [email protected]. All enquiries are
treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date10 February 2022

LocationSt Edward's School, Dale Valley Road, Poole, BH15 3HY


Time19:00 - 21:00

Duration8 weeks

SubjectFamily Learning


Fees and concessions



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