Course Duration: 3h 53m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
DfE Assured Course Code: SMHL079
This course has been assured for DfE grant-funded senior mental health lead training
Senior mental health leads should have the knowledge, practical skills and tools to be able to plan for and effect positive whole school or college change. They are pivotal in supporting schools to implement and sustain an effective whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
This course provides senior mental health leads with a clear understanding of their role and supports them to develop a clear vision and strategic plan which effects change, helps enhance pupil outcomes and delivers greater emotional and physical wellbeing for all stakeholders.
Delivered by Anna Bateman, mental health and wellbeing expert who works in an advisory role for the DfE, and produced in collaboration with, and supported by, a number of subject matter experts, the course has been split into bite-sized modules and will be delivered through a blend of high-quality remote video CPD and self-directed learning.
Course features and benefits:
- Development of strategic action plan which supports positive whole-school change
- One to one expert coaching and guidance through tailored support and feedback
- Group session coaching with dedicated mental health and wellbeing expert
- Peer to peer networking through private group only available to course attendees
- Activities and reflection questions throughout
*Please note that all learners must submit their complete strategic action plan to us in order to receive their certificate and evidence course completion*
- Understanding how to develop a strategic action plan to implement change which supports positive mental health and wellbing for staff, pupils and parents.
- Recognising the key responsibilities of the senior lead for mental health and how to identify needs and monitor the impact of any interventions.
- Understanding how to ensure children and young people can get targeted support and the importance of supporting their own wellbeing as well as that of staff and pupils.
- Realising the knowledge and skills to be able to create a positive ethos in relation to mental health and ensuring the voice of every learner is heard and valued, and influences decisions.
- Recognising how to work with parents, families and carers and promoting resilience and supporting social and emotional learning through the curriculum.