This course offers an introduction to the issue of anxiety among teenagers and young people. It is aimed at health professionals and teachers without specialist training in this area, and does not require any prior experience or knowledge. The course will help them to identify anxiety disorders experienced by young people, understand ‘stigma’ related to mental health and develop their ability to help a teenager experiencing debilitating anxiety.
It is taught over 3 hours a week for a length of 3 weeks, each covering a different aspect of addressing anxiety and mental health among young people. It will be lead by an experienced adult and youth mental health nurse clinician and lecturer.