How to Manage: Child mental health in general paediatrics

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

5-11 Theobalds Road
United Kingdom

Spaces available
  • RCPCH members - Consultants - £190
  • RCPCH members - Trainees - £150
  • SAS doctors, allied health professionals (AHPs) and nurses - £150
  • Non-RCPCH members - £250

With sessions on eating disorders, medically unexplained symptoms, disruptive behaviour and detecting anxiety and depression, this is an essential course to develop your skills and confidence in managing mental health in general paediatrics. 

Learning aims and outcomes

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.

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

  • Discuss the prevalence and importance of mental health in the paediatric outpatient setting
  • Explain why recognition and intervention of anxiety and depression is important and employ techniques to detect anxiety and depression in practice. 
  • Describe the paediatrician's role in the management of eating disorders, and identify important components of the initial assessment of patients with eating disorders
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of neuro-immunological presentations 
  • Identify how attachment behaviours affect the assessment of patients in paediatric clinics
  • Recognise the validity of MUS (Medically Unexplained Symptoms), and that MUS are part of a spectrum of perplexing presentations requiring nuanced and careful management
  • Utilise a framework for understanding adherence, and select appropriate interventions for particular situations. 


Excellent speakers, well organised and very relevant to the clinical practice.

I now have greater confidence asking questions in my routine clinical practice regarding depression and anxiety, and using a formulation approach for medically unexplained symptoms.