Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Children and Adolescents

In Trinidad and Tobago, concerns about the mental health and psychosocial well-being of our population are at a high. The government and many other agencies have been calling for more education and awareness to combat harmful stigmas and improve the …

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In Trinidad and Tobago, concerns about the mental health and psychosocial well-being of our population are at a high. The government and many other agencies have been calling for more education and awareness to combat harmful stigmas and improve the care available to our vulnerable populations. In 2021 alone, 38% of all the calls and webchats received by ChildLine’s helpline were related to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation. This course will help you understand contemporary mental health concerns of children and adolescents living in Trinidad and Tobago while providing you with practical interventions along the way. You will consider the importance of psychosocial well-being and be guided on how to apply the concepts of this course to your personal life and current or future careers.

Learning Outcomes

  • A comprehensive understanding of mental health and psychosocial well-being.
  • A comprehensive understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • The ability to identify mental health risk factors.
  • The ability to identify mental health myths and misinformation.
  • The ability to identify and employ mental health promotion strategies.
  • The knowledge of contemporary mental health issues.
  • The knowledge and ability to employ evidence-based interventions to support mental health.

Grading and Certification

If you are interested in earning a certificate, you will need to:

1. Complete each graded quiz at the end of each unit within the course period.
2. Earn a cumulative total of 90% after completing all quizzes within the course.
3. Only two attempts are allowed per quiz.
4. Your highest score will be put towards your final grade, as a result, review the questions and your answers carefully before submission.
5. Each quiz contains 10 questions. Questions will comprise of both multiple-choice and true and false questions which is standard for all ChildLine Learning courses.
6. Once you have satisfied all requirements of the course, you will be prompted to complete the course through a ‘Finish Course’ button. Once this button has been clicked, your electronic certificate will be available to you for viewing and downloading. This electronic certificate can be accessed by clicking the ‘Certificate’ button.

Workload and Schedule

  • The quizzes contained in this course have been designed to be completed within one month from the start of the course.
  • However, you have the full opportunity to work at your own pace as long as you’ve completed the course within 6 months of your enrollment.
  • You will continue to have access to the course content, activities and resources after you have completed the course.

How to Get the Most Out of the Course

To get the most out of this course you should:

1. Carefully watch all the course videos in order to gain a clear understanding of the topic.
2. Participate in all the activities at the end of each topic in order to practically apply the knowledge that you have learnt within the course.
3. Download and read the resources at the end of each unit.
4. Create a unique schedule for yourself that allows you to finish the course within an appropriate time-frame.
5. Learners are not limited to the content available in the course. All learners are free to extend their readings to information provided by reputable sources and websites.

Getting Help

  • Post your questions and concerns in the Discussion Forum to receive clarification from your instructor.
  •  Visit our FAQ page or call 632 3254 during office hours: 9 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Or, email


  • This course is non-transferable and cannot be used to fulfil the requirements of any course with any other institution.
  • The contribution made for this course is non-refundable. If participants are unable to commit to this course after sending a contribution, ChildLine policies will allow them to keep their contribution as credit to be used with any other training, programme or course that requires a contribution. ChildLine will hold the credit of any participant for a total of 28 days.
  • Some basic level of computer proficiency is required.
  • ChildLine reserves the right to withdraw the availability of a course at any given time.




Target audiences

  • Students looking to specialize in the field of child protection and wellbeing studies
  • Persons already working in the field and would like to improve on their knowledgebase
  • Children and youth looking to meaningfully contribute to their future employability
  • Parents, guardians, and caregivers
  • Concerned members of the public interested in guiding and protecting children and young people
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