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Young People and Their Mental Health

University of Cambridge and University of Groningen via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn to recognise, prevent and deal with your mental health problems.

Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognise common mental health problems, know how they arise, what you can do to prevent them and what you should do when you actually suffer from them. This course, designed specifically for young people, will help you find out more.

This course has been created for young people aged over 14 wanting to know more about mental health. It might also be of interest to parents, caregivers, teachers and medical professionals.

Taught by

Maaike Meurs

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Reviews

4.6 rating, based on 76 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was really really helpful to me , it was very well presented, it helped me understand more about mental health and the range of mental health issues, from anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, Depression, OCD, ADHD, drug, alcohol abuse,...
  • Anonymous
    A really useful course that outlined some of the main mental health difficulties experienced by young people in manageable chunks. I found it particularly helpful to produce lots of videos, as I find that I learn best as an auditory/visual learner! Even though the course is very obviously targeted for young people, I (as a 53 year old) still found it extremely useful, as the advice that was provided for people doing the course can be magpied and used/applied to young people whom I support, including my own children. I find it very helpful to have the transcripts, too, so that I can keep these for my own reference and go back over my learning.
  • Anonymous
    I have learnt so many helpful things. Thanks everyone who are involved in this course. My son has autism so I could apply useful techniques to manage him what I have learnt here.

    Hasina.
  • Anonymous
    I cannot recommend this course as it is so ableist and portrays Autism and ADHD as a mental health condition. I work with autistic and ADHD children - some of them have co-occurring mental health difficulties and some don’t. This course has not considered how this course might be perceived by autistic and adhd teenagers who are struggling with mental health difficulties. It is very damaging.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I must confess that this is one of the best online courses I have done. It is very informative but not too worded. It just makes a lot of sense. I have learnt more about a lot of learning difficulties that I often hear about. So receive my thumbs uip. Well done to all the young people who shared their experiences, Tineke Oldehinkel, Catharina Hartman, Hanneke Wigman, Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Paul and everyone that has contributed to the success of this online training courses. I am sorry if I have missed out any name.

    Thank you.


  • Anonymous
    Such an amazing course! I do highly recommend that I understand the methods and apply them in daily life, also as a psychoanalyst, I can help my patients each day more and more!

    Especially at difficulties during pandemic times, it mandatory to promote mental health for all.
  • Anonymous
    found this course both fascinating and insightful, I work in a secondary SEND department and this will help me understand better some of the troubles and conditions that the students I work with to provide a better understanding and support.
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    Anonymous

    This course was enjoyable, I found the videos really useful and they were in sizable chunks. The advice given were both practical and helpful. It helped to understand a lot more about mental health as well as the varying degrees. It is also comforting to know, that there is help for anyone suffering from mental health.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was excellent. Its content was well thought, educative and very much uplifting. It was equally practical in nature. Some topics provided for a healing place, certain areas of my. The videos provided in course were very helpful. The sharing by other participants were so helpful, it provided for a good interaction.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The modules presented were well explained and easy to understand. Many valuable information have been provided. The course has given me good advice on how to strengthen my resilience which will be a good tool for me to use to meet and overcome stressful and negative instances that might come my way. Thank you so much.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was obviously developed for learners to understand terms that people bandy about more effectively instead of thinking of them in a more cynical way. Yes, they said what was more complex but they gave you the knowledge of understanding...
  • Anonymous
    i was drawn to this course because i have struggled with mental health problems and wanted to be able to learn about those as well as other problems that i wasn't familiar with. i would say that the information in the course is accurate and reliable but i found it very generalized, which i would expect because it isn't exactly degree level, but with some of the topics there needed to be further clarification in order to correctly explain something. From this, i think this course is good if you want a very basic understanding of mental health problems in young people but i would recommend researching each topic a little further so that you are able to get a much better understanding.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is a fantastic eye opener to mental health in young adult because of this course I have decided to volunteer at my local organisation. ( place to be).
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Loved doing the course. Contained the right level of detail and made use of a variety of learning tools. It has been divided into small manageable sections and gives a good insight into some common mental health conditions. Very well researched and makes use of the latest stats.
  • Anonymous
    This course was obviously developed for learners to understand terms that people bandy about more effectively instead of thinking of them in a more cynical way. Yes, they said what was more complex but they gave you the knowledge of understanding the sooner one get help the better and more faster it is possible to heal. They also, in my opinion, they emphasized that trust is a very important issue with getting help more important than dealing with more people who you can not trust. I thought that was a very good point.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is well divided into manageable chunks therefore it is more enjoyable as not too much information is thrown at you.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed this course and passed it on to may others. keep up the great work. I am now looking at doing several other related courses.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Excellent.It has given me a stepping stone to continue further in this field.
    The course was clear and professional
    I would highly recommend it
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    Maria Hany
    I learned a lot from this course as a teenager who loves psychology .. I learned about mental illnesses , resilience and our brain.

    I liked the method of learning , the classification of weeks , discussions , videos and professors they were all great .

    I can just say that studying in this course was one of my best experiences .
  • Anonymous
    This course was enjoyable, I found the videos really useful and they were in sizable chunks. The advice given were both practical and helpful. It helped to understand a lot more about mental health as well as the varying degrees. It is also comforting to know, that there is help for anyone suffering from mental health.

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