Supporting infants and toddlers

About Supporting Infants and Toddlers

The ‘Supporting Infants and Toddlers’ e-learning course helps mental health workers to identify and intervene when their clients are parents who experience mental illness and have dependent children.

The course takes learners through the impact of mental illness on the family through the antenatal period, explains attachment and principles of sensitive communication with parents regarding the needs of their children. You will learn about parenting interventions and strategies to effectively support these families.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for adult mental health workers and any other practitioners working with parents of young children where the parent has a mental illness.

Assumed knowledge

It is recommended that learners complete the ‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’ e-learning course, which provides training in development of a family-sensitive approach to working with families where a parent has a mental illness. However, this is not mandatory in order to undertake the course.

Why take the course?

  • Understand how you can improve outcomes for parents, infants and toddlers where parents have a mental illness.
  • It includes practical video demonstrations to help visualise training in practice.
  • It’s interactive, practical and engaging – making learning easier.
  • It includes links to practical resources that can be used in practice.
  • It’s FREE.

How long does the course take?

The course is estimated to take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete (including watching videos and completing the assessment). However, you can complete the course in several sessions at your own pace. The last page you visit will be bookmarked so that you can jump straight back to where you left off – whenever it suits you, 24/7.

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