Mind Your Words (children and young people’s mental health) is a free e-learning tool for professionals working with children and young people. Dr Val Brooks, our Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, is one of two Speech and Language Therapists behind the creation of this course.
The tool aims to improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs – SEMH) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). This is made all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as research suggests it has had an effect on everyone’s mental health, including children.
The online training highlights the links between mental health and communication and outlines how professionals can work together to remove communication barriers and help these children and young people achieve their potential.
The course consists of 15 modules, of which the first five apply to all settings. You will need to complete the first five modules, which cover the information we think everyone needs to know to, in order to unlock the other modules. After that you are free to choose which modules you feel are relevant.
To access this free resource please visit: https://www.rcsltcpd.org.uk/
For further information please visit: https://www.rcslt.org/learning/mind-your-words/