Leeds Trinity University is getting ready to launch a new MA in Mental Health in Children and Young People this September.

The practitioner-focused course will equip postgraduate students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to respond to the mental health needs of children and young people and promote positive mental health.

Through the use of evidence-based research, the course will address the present challenges in working with young people and families, as well as emerging issues at the forefront of national and international practice.

The course is designed for people who want to make a real and practical difference; aligned with the recent Government strategy which focuses on the development of mental health professionals to support children and young people.

Bev Peartree, the Course Leader for the new MA said:

"I am looking forward to the launch of this course as this is a very new and exciting area of education at postgraduate level and one that many sector specialists have been wanting for a long time."

"The course will be launched before the national strategy is fully implemented in this area, so graduates from this Masters will be the new leaders in this field of work, developing innovative practice in this area of emotional well-being."

Students will address issues at an advanced practical level, exploring a range of early intervention methods for promoting emotional well-being and learning how to safeguard children and young people effectively with mental health needs.

They will also become familiar with learning and living environments for children and young people, ensuring precautions are taken to prevent mental health issues and promote positive mental health for all.

The course will also focus on employability and progression, including one-to-one support for individual career planning. Students will graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a positive impact on the mental health of children and young people and meet the demands of the sector.

For more information, email the Course Leader, Bev Peartree, b.peartree@leedstrinity.ac.uk


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