Identify anxiety disorders commonly experienced by adolescents
Describe the aetiology (causes) of anxiety in young people
Explain what ‘stigma’ is in relation to mental illness generally
Identify between normal and abnormal anxiety states
Explain how to assist a young person experiencing abnormal anxiety states
Anxiety is a common condition experienced by young people 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 young person experiencing debilitating anxiety
The characteristics of anxiety
Anxiety as a biological response / toxic stress
Other linked mental health conditions
Stigma and mental illness
Engaging with young people / safeguarding
Ways of helping the young person with 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.