How to Manage: Emotional and behavioural problems in community paediatrics - online

This online course will help you to confidently support children and young people with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
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The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced, introductory rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.  

RCPCH Member: Consultants - £95
RCPCH Member: Trainees and SAS doctors - £85
Allied Health Professionals and Nurses - £85
Non-RCPCH Members - £125

Mental health issues are affecting a growing number of children and young people. Supporting the emotional well-being of these children and young people is an essential and complex area of care.

This online course will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of how to manage emotional and behavioural problems in community paediatrics. Through a mixture of online lectures and dedicated Q&A sessions, our expert faculty will cover:

  • Attachment in childhood
  • Engaging families and difficult conversations
  • Neurodevelopmental problems and mental health
  • Supporting parents to manage behaviour.  

The faculty will also discuss the challenges of mental health work and the importance of looking after you. 

Pre-course learning

Prior to the course, we will provide you with a welcome video and an online learning resource on ‘Why we should do mental health work’. The pre-course learning should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 

Post-course learning

You will also be invited to a follow up, virtual Q/A session with the course lead, which will take place after the study day. This session is optional and is scheduled for Wednesday 04 November 2020, 18.30 – 19.30. 

An essential day for paediatricians - great to see a solution focused approach to supporting these patients.

Course aim

This study day will enable you to effectively support children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the community paediatrician in safeguarding and promoting the mental health of all children and young people
  • Outline both the importance and limitations of attachment 
  • Advise on behavioural difficulties to parents and young people and develop strategies and skills to engage parents
  • Enquire about and recognise mental health problems in children and young people with neurodevelopmental problems
  • Discuss the use of formulation vs diagnosis in assessing mental health difficulties.

Target audience 

  • Paediatric trainees 
  • SAS doctors
  • Allied health professionals
  • Consultant community paediatricians 
  • Paediatricians with an interest in community paediatrics and mental health. 

Attending this course has given me greater insight in how to support patients with complex needs, and to be able to recognise mental health problems that I might have previously overlooked.

Course requirements

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

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.

This course is fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list for this course, please email our Events team on