Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Child and Family Mental Health Work

This course is aimed at individuals who has experience of working with infants, children and families who wishes to develop and enhance their existing skills and capabilities or new to this area of work who wishes to increase their knowledge and skills in child and adolescent mental health work in a variety of settings (i.e. health, local authority, educational settings and or within the voluntary and independent sector). Benefits include developing a knowledge of assessments and early work that might ameliorate later difficulty and or how to refer on appropriately to others agencies, an exploration, examination and evaluation of the contemporary health and social policy initiatives which support such work, a practice learning module to review and reflection upon learning achieved during the taught module and the opportunity to facilitate the further development of learning in practice and practice development in the workplace. You will be taught by lecturers who work clinically in the CAMHS directorate of the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have the ability to study at UK higher education Level 5 for Level 6 module, or at Level 6 for Level 7 module. Candidates without formal qualifications should have 1 years' experience in child, adolescent and family work where mental health issues are present and be currently working with children, adolescents and families experiencing mental health issues.

Course modules

Modules: child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and policy in relation to children and families; normal child and adolescent behaviour; assessment of children and families and subsequent care planning; social and political influences in working with children and families; effects of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse on the children; risk and resilience factors, risk assessment and management and child protection; common mental health problems in infants and children; evidence based interventions; parenting interventions; systemic interventions; CBT interventions; children at greater risk � refugee groups, children with learning difficulties, looked-after children, black and minority ethnic communities; the impact of parental substance misuse and mental illness on children; communication and communicating; therapeutic use of self; multidisciplinary interventions.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include case studies, critical reviews of practice and a portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 63 per Credit (home fees) 18 months
PgCert Part-time £ 93 per Credit (overseas fees) 18 months
Graduate Certificate Part-time £ 63 per Credit (home fees) 18 months
Graduate Certificate Part-time £ 93 per Credit (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555