Taught course

Level 7 Care of Children and Young People in Crisis

University of Portsmouth · School of Health and Care Professions
Short course

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Level 6 qualification in a relevant subject area. Applicants without a Level 6 qualification will be considered on an individual basis, considering relevant experience and academic achievement.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

April, September

Course content


This course provides an overview of the principles and practice of contemporary mental health approaches focusing on the core knowledge, skills and values in supporting children and young people with mental health challenges.

It demonstrates how theories, concepts and up-to-date evidence derived from mental health, social science and related fields can enhance the delivery of care and education for this overlooked group. There is a clear focus on providing the practitioner with practical skills to enhance service delivery and improve the service experience for the young people concerned.

What you'll experience

The course will cover topics including:

  • Stigma busting
  • Physical and mental health interplay
  • Normal development and attachment
  • Attachment issues
  • Neurodiversity
  • Family systems
  • Adolescence
  • Self-Harm and suicidal ideation including contagion
  • The unwell teen
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender, body image and social media
  • Adverse Childhood experiences
  • Trauma and its effects on behaviour and development

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Short course
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University Admissions Centre
+44 (0)23 9284 5566