About Mind Your Words

Mind Your Words (children and young people’s mental health) is a free e-learning tool designed for professionals working with children and young people.

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.

Access the tool

The course can be accessed via the RCSLT CPD platform. You do not have to be a member of the RCSLT in order to sign up – you can register on the sign-up page.

It can be completed in any order, at your own pace – the modules will save your progress so you do not have to do it all at once.

The course is completely remote, which:

saves learner’s time away from work (which is often hard to arrange).
saves learner’s travel costs, compared to attending a face-to-face course.
In addition the RCSLT is delighted to be able to offer it free of charge.

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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