Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children’s Lives - High Speed Training Online CPD Course

14 Sep 2014 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children’s Lives 


This online Parental Mental Health and its Impact on Children’s Lives course is designed to raise awareness of the effects parental mental illness can have on children and families, both in the present and on their future development. Parental mental health is something that can have a substantial impact on a child’s life, so having a concise knowledge of the subject is essential in order to work towards safeguarding children. This course aims to explain mental health, the impacts it can have and what to do with any safeguarding concerns you may hold.

High Quality Training Experience
Designed by Experts in Safeguarding Children
CPD Accredited Course
Fully Online Course, Instant Access
High Quality Certificate posted the next working day

Who Should take this course

This course is suitable for anyone who works with children and/or families and has safeguarding responsibilities. It is appropriate for workers at all levels.

Before taking this course, you may find it useful to take our Introduction to Safeguarding Children training course to develop a full knowledge of the subject and terminology used.


On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.


The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction – an introduction to the concept of mental illness and some key facts on the subject.
  • Understanding Mental Health and its Impact – defining mental illness, types of mental illness, what causes mental illness, recognising issues, understanding why people don’t seek help and understanding the impact mental illness may have on parenting capacity.
  • Recognising the Impact of Mental Health Issues on Children – how children perceive mental illness, the impact mental illness has on children, children’s reactions, the long term impact and the risks associated with parental mental health.
  • Best Practice in Responding to Concerns – safeguarding responsibilities, the child and the family’s needs, the risk to children, best practice in responding to concerns and how to talk to children and families.
  • Further Resources – further reading and websites that will aid your knowledge on parental mental health issues and concerns.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.


It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


£30 + VAT


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