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FutureLearn: Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety

 with  Charles Miller-Fik

Learn how to identify and help with anxiety in young people

Anxiety is a common condition experienced by teenagers that can escalate to a point where it impacts on their general wellbeing and activities of daily living; brain development and performance at school or college. If untreated the risk of developing chronic and enduring mental health conditions increases, as well as the risks of deliberate self harm and suicide.

On this course you will learn how to identify anxiety disorders experienced by young people, understand ‘stigma’ related to mental health and develop your ability to help a teenager experiencing debilitating anxiety.

This course is for health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, it doesn’t require any prior experience or knowledge. It’s suitable for professionals doing continuous professional development.

Charles Miller-Fik (Lead Educator) is a Lecturer in Nursing Sciences (Mental Health), School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 3 hours a week
Calendar 3 weeks long

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