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MA Mental Health in Children and Young People

MA Mental Health in Children and Young People

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Full time | Leeds Trinity University | 1 year | 06-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

06-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Children / Youth (Social Work) Childcare Skills People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

The MA Mental Health in Children and Young People focuses on the nature of mental health in educational and social care environments for children and young people, examining how mental health can impact on an individual.

This is a practitioner-focused course that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in a multi-professional environment with individuals and families, with a focus on promoting and supporting positive mental health.

About this course

We’ve designed this course in the context of present challenges in working with young people and families in supporting positive mental health.

You will address issues at an advanced practical level, such as how to identify wellbeing concerns, as well as how organisations can understand their role in supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing.

You will look into support offered to children and young people with identified needs and how provision is designed, monitored, evaluated and implemented as well as developing a preventative approach to meeting need. We will also focus on emerging issues within mental health, ensuring that you are at the forefront of practice nationally and internationally.

The course will adopt a multidisciplinary approach, with three elements that focus on theory, practice and research in mental health that are integrated into each module. You will explore a range of evidence-based practice in early intervention methods for promoting emotional wellbeing. We also make sure there is plenty of focus on employability and progression within the area of mental health in education and social care, which will include one-to-one support for individual career planning.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a positive impact on the mental health of children and young people.

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

Modules

This module will examine policy, current context, issues and debates. You will critically analyse the present strategy in developing and responding to the mental health needs of children and young people. You will develop a deep level of understanding of how Mental Health Strategy has been developed by the government and how other guidance links into this emerging area.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area.

University information

Leeds Trinity University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether you are looking for a complete...more