How to Manage: Child mental health (online)

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in effectively managing general mental health problems encountered in day-to-day clinics and increase your confidence in selecting appropriate interventions to support patients and their families.
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Fully booked

The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.

RCPCH member - Trainee as well as SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £105

RCPCH member - Consultant: £135

Non-RCPCH member: £190

Course aim

An introduction to the role of paediatricians in managing common mental health presentations. 

The course will cover four broad areas of mental health presentations with 5 vertical themes throughout the day of:

  1. Neurodivergence
  2. Legal frameworks
  3. Biopsychosocial approach
  4. Role of the paediatrician
  5. The behavioural cycle

Course description

This course brings together a multi-professional team to equip you with practical guidance on how to manage general mental health problems you encounter in your day to day clinics, as well as, advice on selecting and implementing effective interventions.

With sessions on eating disorders, an acutely dysregulated child, assessment of para-suicide, self-harm or overdose, and non-organic illnesses presenting to general paediatrics, this is an essential course to develop your skills and confidence in managing mental health in general paediatrics.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  1. Feel confident in your role in managing common mental health presentations
  2. Consider the impact of neuro divergence on managing mental health presentations
  3. Be able to apply legal frameworks to managing mental health presentations.

Target audience

Paediatric Trainees and Consultants

Course lead

Dr Karen Street has been a Paediatric Consultant in Exeter since 2007 and is the current RCPCH Officer for Mental Health. In addition to practising in all areas of general paediatrics from 0-18 years, she has been working on NHS projects across paediatrics and adult services to develop pathways for older teenagers and young adults up to 25 years of age.

Dr Street has developed specialty interests in eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, and the overlap between physical and mental health but is happy to see a full breadth of Paediatric presentations. She believes passionately in always considering the whole person when assessing and supporting any health presentations, and in working in a joined up way with multi professional colleagues. 

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection 
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using a built-in webcam or a separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.