Mind Your Words: Children and Young People's Mental Health

Mind Your Words is a free online course designed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to support those working with children and young people with mental health needs

Mind Your Words

The tool aims to improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs – SEMH) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  This is made all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as research suggests it has had an effect on everyone’s mental health, including children.

The online training highlights the links between mental health and communication and outlines how professionals can work together to remove communication barriers and help these children and young people achieve their potential.

The course consists of 15 modules, of which the first five apply to all settings. You will need to complete the first five modules, which cover the information we think everyone needs to know to, in order to unlock the other modules. After that you are free to choose which modules you feel are relevant.

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