The University of Exeter’s CEDAR department delivers evidence-based courses for practitioners working with children and young people to improve their wellbeing and mental health. On this website you can find out more about which courses you can enrol in, the qualifications required for each course and explore more about what each programme can offer. 

Whether you are just starting to think about your future career as a children’s mental health practitioner, a fresh graduate,  or a seasoned practitioner, you can find a range of courses and programmes suitable for you.

Getting started

To find out more about the CYP IAPT Community of Practice, explore the About section, where you can find out more about what CYP IAPT is, the services in the South West we currently collaborate with, the team behind the CYP IAPT programme and, to help you orientate all the jargon, a CYP IAPT jargon buster. To answer any questions you might have, try the FAQ page with useful questions and answers.

Explore the courses

Our range of courses are split into Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner programme, Education Mental Health Practitioner programme and a number of CYP IAPT courses, suitable for mental health professionals at all levels. Not sure which course might be best for you? Visit the Which course? page first.

For information specific to services who want to recruit Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners, have a look at our CWP for services page.

Attend events

Spanning from Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops, learning opportunities to national conferences, explore events organised both by the University of Exeter as well as other organisers on the Events page, and book your place to attend now.

Read more about it

Read a number of articles on our South West CYP IAPT blog page, where we interview a range of professionals and trainees on the topic of their roles, importance of participation by children, young people and parents, updates on mental health national news and many other.

The Resources page has a lot of useful links, videos and publications that might also be useful to you.   

Not found what you were looking for?

If you still have questions that have been unanswered by the content on this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions page, please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries you might have. If there is any content you think is missing from here or if you have a general feedback on this website, we would be very grateful if you shared this with us as well. You can also check the Forum to chat with other candidates.