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This eLearning course on Child and Adolescent Mental Health enables you to recognise the most common presentations of mental health difficulties in children and young people. Cases and discussion are used to illustrate the key points, in particular focusing on mood and behavioural problems.

It includes reflection on the potential barriers to seeking help and suggests steps you could take to make mental health care more accessible to these groups. This course has been produced as part of the MindEd e-learning programme - a Department of Health funded programme delivered by a consortium which includes the RCGP, RCPCH and RCPsych. It offers simple and clear guidance to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues. It is intended as an introduction specifically for GPs to this topic and links to the MindEd programme throughout.

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Time to complete this course: 1 hour
Date of publication: March 2014
Reviewed and updated: May 2021