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Sheffield Hallam University: Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Course summary - Understand the determinants of emotional wellbeing for children and young people.

  • Apply your skills and knowledge in early interventions with families.

  • Gain postgraduate qualifications from PgCert to MSc via distance learning.

  • Work effectively with children, young people and families with mental health issues.

On this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of mental health for children, adolescents and families around an existing role. You’ll consider the factors which affect emotional health from an early age, and focus on a specific area in a dissertation. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a rewarding, specialist role within mental health.

How you learn Throughout the course, you’ll access and explore learning materials online, at your own pace. Theoretical models and principles will be explored alongside practical interventions and approaches.

Core modules consider the factors that influence emotional health, as well as conditions, interventions, health promotion and research. Other modules can be selected based upon your role and interests, and a dissertation module allows you to consolidate and focus your learning.

You learn through:

  • flexible distance learning

  • stimulating and up-to-date online materials

  • guidance from experienced staff

  • online interactions with fellow students

  • formative and summative assessments

  • production of a health promotion resource.

Applied learning Live projects

This course is relevant to anyone who is working with children, young people and families where mental health is an issue — you don't have to come from the specific field of mental health.

You will be able to draw from and expand upon the materials presented within the course, and apply them to your own specific role.

Throughout the course, you'll keep a log of your experiences and applied learning. In addition to this, ongoing assessments will require you to reflect on your practice.

You will also produce resources that can be used within your area of practice. This will help you to expand your "toolkit" in approaching and supporting children, adolescents and families with mental health issues.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the course, you’ll learn from health, social care, education and voluntary sector practitioners across the mental health sectors. You’ll also interact with peers and other students — hearing about experiences from a diverse variety of professions.


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