YoungMinds report: Addressing Adversity
YoungMinds, the expert partner for our Mental Wellbeing course, is calling for better support for children who have lived through traumatic experiences.
The UK’s leading charity championing the
The report demonstrates how traumatic experiences at a young age can have a profound impact on a child’s brain development, on their understanding of the world and on how they interact with those around them.
The report shows that:
Young people who have experienced four or more Adverse Childhood Experiences are four times more likely to have low levels of mental wellbeing and life satisfaction.
YoungMinds is calling for the government to make childhood adversity and trauma a public health priority. They want all professionals who work with children – including NHS workers, teachers, social workers and police – to have training about the effects of trauma on behaviour and clear guidance about how and when to ask about traumatic experiences.
For free advice and support for parents, call the YoungMinds helpline on 0808 802 5544.
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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People
This course looks at mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, highlighting some signs and symptoms, along with myths and the stigma associated with mental health issues.Read more
Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young PeopleAfter completing this course you will:
- Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
- Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
- Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
- Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
- Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
- Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.