Mental Health Leads in Schools 

The government Green Paper on C&YP mental Health published in 2018 recommends that all schools and colleges have a designated lead for mental health (DLMH) by 2025.

Funding for 2022/3 is now available. All the details are on the DfE website 

DfE MH Leads Training updated information

DfE training / Support

In September 2021 the DfE made funding available for schools to choose training from a list of approved providers which will be announced early in the new term. More details on the training here 

The DfE have also published their Learning outcomes for senior mental health lead training (PDF)  The learning outcomes will enable a senior mental health lead to implement and sustain:

" effective whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting..." 

We understand that there will be flexibility in how the funding can be spent. For example leads will vary in the levels of experience / prior training so will be able to access training suitable to needs. The DfE will ask leads / schools to audit needs etc. prior to applying for funding on line. The grant must be used on training to help develop or introduce your whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing,

Cornwall Mental Health Leads in Schools Network 

The Cornwall MH Leads Network  provides signposting / support / training / resources and brings together MH Leads to share ideas / information and mutual support. 

More information about the network and a network forum can be found on the Cornwall Wellbeing Hub

in 2021 - 2022 the Network will aim to: 

  • provide training / support on all areas of a whole school approach
  • opportunities to network and share good practice 
  • continue FREE access to the Pooky Knightsmith / Creative Education platform to access online on demand training / webinars / resources
  • provide resources and tools to help you to share learning with colleagues and the wider school community. 


Useful Links 

Cornwall Wellbeing Hub Whole School Approach Audit Tools / Action Planning 

Developing a mental health policy 

Further information about MH LeadsTraining 

Introduction to Wellbeing Webinars and Training 2021 - 2022 (in partnership with the Educational Psychology Service)

Information about Wellbeing Awards for Schools

Cornwall Wellbeing Hub

Wellbeing in Schools Newsletter 

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