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CAMH Prevention and Early Intervention - Level 6 - AC6610


About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

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Contemporary CAMHS Policy recognises the important role played by prevention and early intervention in improving the mental health of children and young people. It is estimated that between 50 and 75% of adult mental health difficulties occurred in childhood and that one in ten young people will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder. Current government policies aim to address these issues with the implementation of ‘Future in mind’ (2015) which follows and compliments ‘Childrens Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (CYP IAPT).

This CPD module offers you the opportunity to explore and critically analyse the concepts of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention within both your own practice and the wider context of service.

Study Dates for February Cohort:

Thursday 21st February

Thursday 7th March

Thursday 21st March

Thursday 4th April

Thursday 18th April

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Teaching and Assessment

The course consists of 10 study days, 5 of which are University based and 5 which are allocated as directed study days. This allows for the opportunity as adult learners to take responsibility for your own learning needs and identify specific areas of development that you may wish to pursue.

You will learn through lectures, seminars and directed learning activity. Throughout the CPD course a range of multi media and information technology strategies will be used. The use of the E-learning portal will be central to the delivery of the course content.

Summative assessment will consist of a 3,500 word reflective practice portfolio or a critical reflective case study detailing a period of involvement with a child and/or their family focussed on prevention and early intervention.

You will also submit a formative clinical learning log. This log will be informed by the module learning outcomes and will provide a record of the learning process in practice.


Learning Environment

This CPD module is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Give Your Career an Edge

As well as enhancing your CV, this course will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH). The course is also recognised as a desired requirement for obtaining employment in CAMH services.


Course info

Award Type Level 6

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start February 2019

Duration 10 weeks

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their knowledge and practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non CAMH setting but who come into contact with children and young people in their practice e.g. Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course will cover the following topics: Analysis of current policy and its impact and application within service provision Understanding the Perinatal context of early intervention and prevention Parenting programmes and their role in early intervention Applying early intervention to the issues of drugs and alcohol Low intensity psychological interventions Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychosis

Previous evidence of level 5 study

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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