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MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing

Anglia Ruskin University via FutureLearn


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Make a difference in young people's lives with a child mental health master's

This master’s qualification in child mental health will significantly enhance your employability as a child and adolescent mental health expert in a wide range of settings including health and social care and education-related industries.

You’ll expand your knowledge of mental wellbeing issues affecting children and develop a range of practical and in-demand skills in child mental health.

You’ll cover topics such as children’s psychological development, child mental health conditions, research methodology, and the impact of family, societal, and cultural influences on a child’s mental wellbeing.


  • Combine knowledge related to child and adolescent mental wellbeing, including cultural and social issues.
  • Critically evaluate complex needs in children and young people’s mental health and examine the complex needs of the family.
  • Critically evaluate and analyse children’s typical psychological development and how it can affect mental wellbeing in children and young people.
  • Critically evaluate cultural, social and family issues which can influence child mental wellbeing with a focus on a national and international perspective
  • Present a comprehensive analysis of child and adolescent mental health conditions
  • Critically evaluate the application of knowledge, reasoning skills, reflection, and research into children’s mental wellbeing within an ethical and legal framework
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative ontological, epistemological and methodological perspectives
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant concepts, models and principals that’s inform and illustrate the area of inquiry


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