Taught course

Child and Family Mental Health Work

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above in mental health or a related subject area, or can demonstrate evidence of successful study at level 6

If you are a non-mental health professional, you must demonstrate you have three years experience in child, adolescent and family work where mental health issues are present. You will also need to have achieved a 2:2 honours degree or above.

Those who have do not have a degree but have successfully completed Level 6 or 7 CPD modules may also be considered. You must be currently working with children, adolescents and families experiencing mental health issues.

Further requirements

  • Basic IT skills
  • Access to the Internet and Microsoft Office

Months of entry


Course content

Develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills for working with young people and families with mental health issues in our short course designed for a wide range of professionals including social workers, health workers, counsellors and educators.

Why study the PGCert Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Work at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex we recognise the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with young people and families in wide range of settings. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including health, local authority, volunteering, education and the independent sector.

Taught by experienced practitioners who remain actively involved in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic in London, this course will enable you to identify mental health difficulties in children, adolescents and adult family members with valuable opportunities to plan, undertake and discuss sophisticated assessments.

Through a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops you will develop authoritative clinical leadership approaches in the multidisciplinary and multi-agency field of child and adolescent mental health while deepening your applied understanding of emotional and mental development.

Delivered over 20 weekly study days with opportunities for practical assessments in your own workplace, this course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice with particular focus on issues of equality, diversity, cultural differences and ethics in child, adolescent and family mental health work.

Armed with this Postgraduate Certificate you will not only enhance your professional practice and employment prospects but gain substantial academic credits to put towards obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
5 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)20 8411 5555