In partnership with YoungMinds, the national mental health charity, this course has been designed to enable you to enhance your knowledge and skills in working effectively with children, young people and their families who may be experiencing mental health problems.
As an experienced practitioner you will have the opportunity to examine current issues in child and family mental health and to evaluate the evidence base for early intervention and for a range of approaches taken individually, or in partnership across disciplines and also within/across traditional organisational and agency bodies.
The course will enable you to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of inter-professional practice and to facilitate working across complex cultures and boundaries to promote the mental health and well being of the children, young people and their families.
The national CAMH support services recognise this course as meeting the training requirements for Primary Mental Health Care Workers. The course has also accredited for the Advanced Award in Social Work with Children, Young People, Families and their Carers.
What is the course content?
This course will examine current issues in child and adolescent mental health and evaluates current approaches in family mental health across disciplines and agencies. Related themes of interprofessional, evidence based and reflective practice run throughout the course, linked to the outcomes framework for children and young people, NSF’s and DCSF policies.
Who will be teaching you?
The lecturers are drawn from both City and YoungMinds and have expertise in areas as diverse as law, social work, health informatics, psychology, health policy and management to provide invaluable first hand experience.
What are the entry requirements?
Applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds. You would normally be working with children or young people and will be able to demonstrate by experience and/or professional qualification your ability to undertake this master’s course.
This course is suitable for you if you are working in social care, education, youth justice or health care settings with the statutory, voluntary and/or independent sectors.
How long is the course?
The course is part time and is taken over two years.
Full details of the following course modules can be found by clicking here. Individual modules from the course can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.
* Partnership in practice (NMM002)
* Understanding the mental health needs of the developing child and adolescent (NMM066)
* Understanding and working with families (NMM067)
* Work based learning - Mental Health (CAMH) (NMM055E)
* Promoting mental health & well-being in children, adolescents and families: working in the wider context (NMM029)
* Mental health problems in children, adolescents and families; Part 1 - Early identification, assessment and intervention (NMM025)
* Mental health problems in children, adolescents and families: Part 2 - Treatment, care and support (NMM070)
* Research methods (NMM003)
* Research dissertation (NMM004)
Professional Accreditation - Social work
City University London has received approval from the General Social Care Council for the following awards:
General Social Care Council post qualifying awards in respect of MSc/PG Dip in Interprofessional Practice: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
* MSc in Interprofessional Practice - Advanced Award in Social Work (Children, Young People, Families and their Carers)
* Post Graduate Diploma - Interprofessional Practice - Higher Specialist Award in Social Work (Children, Young People, Families and their Carers)
General Social Care Council post qualifying awards in respect of MSc/PG Dip in Interprofessional Practice: Society, Violence and Practice
* MSc in Interprofessional Practice - Advanced Award in Social Work (Adults)
* Post Graduate Diploma in Interprofessional Practice: Higher Specialist Award (Adults)
Social workers who choose to take either of the above MSc routes will be eligible to register for the above post-qualifying awards in addition to their academic award.
We are currently in the process of applying for post-qualifying award approval of our MSc Interprofessional Practice Mental Health route.
Bursaries may be available for registered social workers.