Mental Health and Well-Being in Adolescence

Adolescence is the stage at which many mental health problems begin to develop. This micro skills course describes some of the basic concepts of emotional well-being in young people and the epidemiology of some common mental health problems at this age. It also describes the organisation of adolescent mental health services in England and Wales and their relationship to primary care and paediatric services. Some related problems, such as self harm and substance misuse, are dealt with in other modules.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the concept of emotional well-being in adolescents and the factors that may influence this
  3. Identify ways in which health professionals can be involved in helping promote positive mental health in young people
  4. Describe the prevalence of mental health problems and associated epidemiological features
  5. List the features that may be indicative of a significant mental health problem in a young person
  6. List the components of child and adolescent mental health services in England and Wales and describe how these relate to primary care and specialist paediatric services

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.