Working With Children With Anxiety

Understand how Anxiety presents itself, the impact on the whole child & strategies that be implemented in the classroom


Course breakdown

  10 hours on-demand video material and 10 hours offline learning

  Online tutor moderation

  Downloadable articles and resources

  Access on mobile and desktop

Course Approved for the Department of Education and Skills EPV Summer Course Certificate 2024

  Full access to the course

Course Goals:

Obtain awareness of the symptoms of anxiety in a typical child

Appreciate the immediate & long-term effects of anxiety on a child

Understand the key psychological components of anxiety

Become equipped with effective exercises that can safely and easily be implemented

Understand the importance of appropriate therapy for the anxious child

This course come highly recommended as a Summer Course for teachers. Here is what our past students have had to say:

Mental Health

The Impact on Children and Education

According to Mental Health Ireland (2019), one in every ten children in Ireland suffers from mental health difficulties, particularly anxiety and depression.

Suicide and self-harm rates in Ireland are among the highest in Europe and the numbers are increasing year on year. At the same time, we have longer waiting times for access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services so many children and their families have to manage their issues without appropriate intervention. This often leads to mayhem within classrooms where children act out their emotions and interfere with the learning of others, leaving teachers and support staff feeling ill-equipped to manage the situation.

"This is a course of substance and there is substantial substance in it. It was engaging, evidence-based & jam-packed full of strategies."


Equipping Teachers & Caregivers

To support children's mental heatlh

Working with children from the perspective of understanding their experience, no matter what the trauma was, means that teachers can provide a quality of teaching that is unparalleled in terms of contributing to a long-lasting impact. For those in the education sector, tailoring lesson plans to be more empathetic and responsive to the needs of the child means that they will be more engaged and therefore want to learn more. This is an intrinsically valuable tool because research shows how education and knowledge can be a buffer for anxiety in children and is likely to lead to better outcomes, despite their background. The leadership within education settings must incorporate a empathetic perspective and this has to begin somewhere.

After participants engage in this course, they will be equipped with the knowledge of how to work with and appreciate the complexities of children with anxiety, and they can then share this knowledge. This means that their school can implement this innovative ethos with all staff, thus improving the lives of so many more students. As such, teachers’ engagement in this course will directly improve their practice in relation to teaching, learning and assessment in working with children with anxiety.

This course is ten hours of audio content, visual content and assessment in total, and there are ten hours of recommended reading and resources for you to further develop your own learning.

Course Dates


July 1st - 13th 2024


July 15th - 26th 2024


August 1st - 16th 2024

Meet Your Instructor

Lorraine Lynch is CEO and Founder of the Child Psychology Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and English, a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Health Psychology. Lorraine is also the author of two books designed to promote children’s wellness – #100happydays4kids and Closing Saor’s Day. She is currently completing her thesis for her Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology.

It is essential that children meet adults who are responsive and understand how a child’s mind works so that they can truly blossom into happy successful adults.”

Course Aims

  • Understand the key psychological componentof anxiety
  • Be able to identify the different types of anxiety
  • Be aware of the symptoms of anxiety in a typical child
  • Know the neurobiology of anxiety
  • Have a good understanding of how the brain responds to anxiety
  • Have an awareness of how the body responds to anxiety
  • Appreciate the immediate & long-term effects of anxiety on a child
  • Understand the importance of appropriate therapy for the anxious child
  • Know hoto supporchildren who havexperienced anxiety
  • Be introduced to effective exercises that can safely and easily be implemented


Each course is divided into three groups that are running on the following dates:

  • Group One: July 1st – 13th 2024
  • Group Two: July 15th – 26th 2024
  • Group Three: August 1st – 16th 2024

The course starts and ends on each of the above dates. It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you complete tasks within your chosen course’s dates!

Yes, all work is monitored by our e-tutor team, which means that you will receive feedback and you will be notified if more detail is required.

All of our EPV Summer Courses are just €99 per course. Pay just €175 for two courses or €250 for three!

Just add the course and the date to your cart and the discount will automatically be applied. Remember, as per DES guidelines, you cannot complete two courses in the same time-frame.

Our primary focus is on you learning and then supporting children with their emotional wellness. As a result, we place value on reflective learning. You’ll be asked to discuss your own understanding and experiences, as well as brief summaries of important topics. All assignments are less than 500 words.

We are obsessed with children’s wellness and our mission is to impart as much knowledge as we can on to the people who matter – the teachers and SNAs who are guiding, supporting and shaping our children every single day.

All of our courses have been developed with the most current research in the area of health and educational psychology. Students who have completed courses with us in the past keep coming back for more. Why? Because our customers complete courses that are jam-packed full of meaningful information and effective strategies that really do create change, not just across classrooms, but across careers!

We will be in touch before your course starts with login instructions. For now, enjoy the last term of school and we’ll see you in July/August for some summer learning!