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Wellbeing and Early Help with Children and Young People HUG4057


This module will support students to critically examine current legislation and policy relating to children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This module will explore the influential role of wellbeing maintenance for the prevention of issues as well as risk factors associated with poor mental health. It will particularly focus on supporting children at an early stage
and allow students to practice application of a systems approach to early intervention strategies that may be employed to protect, support and prevent problems with child and adolescent mental health.

Module code:HUG4057
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:Cost for new students: £940 for 2023/24 academic year

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your module fee will have been advised to you by email.

Any queries on fees to [email protected].

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

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Who is this module for?

Individuals working with children and adolescents.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • Critically examine national and global policy and legislation surrounding child and adolescent mental health.
  • Critically reflect on the impact of mental health promotion and prevention with children and young people.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of risk and resilience factors that impact wellness.
  • Apply critical and collaborative approaches to early help with children and young people.

How will I study?

The approach to teaching and learning in this module aims to provide a pragmatic application of theory to practice and enable students to learn with and through each other. This will provide the opportunity for critical reflection, which is integral to continuing professional development. Learning will be facilitated through challenging student’s perceptions of child and adolescent mental health, aetiology and influences via inter-professional learning, collaborative team work, lead lectures, seminars, independent learning, tutorials, critical reflection and technology enhanced learning (TEL). materials and resources will be made available via the Blackboard virtual learning environment.

What will I study?

  • Policy, strategy and guidance, local, national and global.
  • Wellbeing
  • Societal factors contributing to mental heath
  • Mental health prevention and promotion
  • Early help and support for children and families
  • Early professional interventions for families under strain
  • Signs and symptoms of mental health distress and fatigue
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Resilience
  • Risk factors
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Critical reflection

How will I be assessed?

2000 word scenario and 1000 word literature review.

On successful completion you will:

On successful completion you will be able to:
The systems framework used within this module will help students to understand the role of psychological, biological and social factors that must be take account of when supporting mental wellbeing with children and young people. In addition, this module aims to support enhanced employability skills by providing students with an opportunity to apply their learning to a family scenario and thereby experience the challenges and benefits associated with partnership working in a mental health context and reflect upon the ways that the process can be enhanced for the benefit of the young person.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Thursday 5 October 2023

Session times:

  • Thursday 5 October 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance
  • Thursday 19 October 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance
  • Thursday 2 November 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance
  • Thursday 9 November 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance
  • Thursday 24 November 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance
  • Thursday 7 December 2023, 9am – 4pm, attendance

Assignment submission 8 November 2023 CW1.

Assignment submission 7 December 2023 PR1.

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For queries in relation to availability please contact [email protected] For information relating to module suitability, please contact Module Co-ordinator – Bridget Mawtus on 01695657021 or email [email protected].


MSc Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing