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This programme, a Department of Health initiative, aims to train a new workforce for CAMHS: Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners. Graduates will complement the work of existing practitioners by building better links with communities and offering rapid access to brief treatment interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, as part of a stepped care model of service delivery.

The Postgraduate Certificate provides specialist training on evidence-based treatment techniques that can be delivered within brief low-intensity interventions in the form of guided self-help for children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems.

The specific aims for the programme are to equip students with the following:

  • Knowledge, attitude and competence to operate effectively in an inclusive, values driven service.
  • Fundamental skills to assess cases using appropriate and effective assessment tools and engage with young people and their families.
  • Knowledge and skills in effective brief (low-intensity) interventions for children, young people and family systems based on the most up to date evidence.
  • Knowledge of a range of interventions (including written and computerised interventions) and knowledge of services available to Children and Young Person (CYP) & families across CYP agencies.

How do I apply?

Please note applications for this course can only be made following successful appointment in the CAMHS workforce as a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner. For further information and to register your interest please visit the CYP MH Workforce Development Website, or contact the Programme Officer.

Further information

For more information about the course including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please visit the UCL webpage.

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