The MA Mental Health in Children and Young People focuses on the nature of mental health in educational and social care environments for children and young people, examining how mental health can impact on an individual. This is a practitioner-focused course that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in a multi-professional environment with individuals and families, with a focus on promoting and supporting positive mental health. We’ve designed this course in the context of present challenges in working with young people and families in supporting positive mental health. You will address issues at an advanced practical level, such as how to identify wellbeing concerns, as well as how organisations can understand their role in supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing. You will look into support offered to children and young people with identified needs and how provision is designed, monitored, evaluated and implemented as well as developing a preventative approach to meeting need. We will also focus on emerging issues within mental health, ensuring that you are at the forefront of practice nationally and internationally. The course will adopt a multidisciplinary approach, with three elements that focus on theory, practice and research in mental health that are integrated into each module. You will explore a range of evidence-based practice in early intervention methods for promoting emotional wellbeing. We also make sure there is plenty of focus on employability and progression within the area of mental health in education and social care, which will include one-to-one support for individual career planning. There will be a chance to personalise your assessments throughout the course, with negotiated tasks linked to your own strengths to evidence the course outcomes. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and experience to make a positive impact on the mental health of children and young people.
The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. Core modules: Mental Health in Context, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs, Research Methods and a Dissertation Option intervention modules: Individual Intervention Strategies in Practice, Family Intervention Strategies in Practice. Option specialist modules: Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Practice, Safeguarding and Supervision in Practice
We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, giving you the opportunity to draw on your professional experience as well as our academic learning. These include: formal written essays, case study reports, development of an SEMH intervention, research proposal, research critique, cost-benefit evaluations, reflective portfolio, online seminars and a major research project (dissertation). Additional support in the form of online tutorials, and one-to-one support is provided to ensure all students, from all backgrounds, are able to develop the skills needed to successfully complete assessments at Masters level.
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. We welcome applicants with the following qualifications and experience: A good (2:2 or above) degree in a relevant area. You will need to be working, willing to volunteer or to undertake a placement in a relevant setting working with children or young people around emotional wellbeing and developing positive mental health in a universal manner. OR You will usually need to have three months’ experience of ongoing engagement with groups of children and young people. A DBS is required for safeguarding purposes following entry to ensure you are prepared for the professional placements or volunteering if you are not already employed. If you will be required to undertake a placement as part of your course, you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check. Minimum English Language entry requirements: IELTS Academic 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent
Fees and funding
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