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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 62 reviews

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  • 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

    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

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was a good introduction to the subject & paves a way to further study as it gives a good insight into the areas affecting young people’s mental health. The links to mental health charities websites also helps in providing information & services available to young people & increased my awareness to access information too.
    The course was easily accessible & easy to navigate I found it interesting & valuable & it has increased my interest & I would like to learn more.
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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.

    As an online academic advisor, dealing with young people, I found the course to be very insightful- not too much and not too little information.Easily understood and well planned in a logical sequence. Thanks!!
  • 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.

    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

    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.

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

    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
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It's been a terrific learning experience. Learning this course was exciting and stress free, I look forward to more like it.
  • Abdirahman H.

    Abdirahman completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I am very happy to learn about it so I'm ready to give it a while and take it advantage.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Well structure with good information. Video chats were good. Actors that played scenarios made to learning more meaningful. I had problems with the surveys. They did not seem to work or I could not access them. It may be that I did not understand how to do this. I understand that the universities were promoting their own courses but I found it too pushy. It could have been presented as a stand alone course. It felt like a free course to promote other paid courses rather than a community service (Maybe it was both). I would have likes a certificate at the end rather that a 2 line congratulation. Overall it was good and I hope to use it in my own teaching
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed this course, for me it was easy to follow which came in handy on certain topics that I've never looked into before. Also I found it helpful that the course not only included reading articles but had a good balance between artciles,videos and answering questions, this enabled me to be more interested in the course because I wasn't assigned any videos or articles for a long period of time. This was due to how key terminology and information was simplified and put across in a way that most people can understand. Thank you for making this course it really has given me some insight into mental health and how it can be improved :))
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course I found really interesting as I am the mother of two teenagers. My background is nursing but I also have a Level two qualification in Counselling.
    This is the first time I have ever done an online course this has really increased my knowledge and I have found talks from young people and professionals really interesting as I am looking at a career change into the counselling field.
    I have found sections on Psychosis, Anti-social behaviour and Resilience have increased my knowledge.
    I would recommend this course to other people and would definitely study more online in the future.
  • 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
    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.

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