and mental wellbeing for children and young people
Mental Health Leads Training / Support
DfE Funded MH Lead Training
Booking a course
The training has been ‘launched’ and you can now find Quality Assured courses (currently about 68) to book on that will enable you to claim the DfE funding of up to £1200. The courses are organised by setting and level of experiencee of the MH Lead This can be done by:
- finding and booking on a course of your choice
- going to the course selector - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/smhl
The course selector will ask you to complete some questions to assess your level of current knowledge and what you are hoping for from a course and provide some suggestions for courses. However we’re hearing from some colleagues in Cornwall who have used the course selector that the suggestions can be quite limited.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE the course selector – it is only intended as a guide. You can book any course (as long it on approved list).
Claiming the funding
11th October - The grant application system is open on the DfE website.
The application window will CLOSE on 25th October 2021
Early years settings are not eligible for the funding.
Only state funded schools can apply
MATS / Clusters
We understand that the funding is only available to schools individually. If MATS / Clusters want to work together it can only be at the agreement of each individual school. Some of the training providers listed below will be offering bespoke programmes for any groups that do decide to work together.
What will the Training Cover?
The Learning outcomes for senior mental health lead training (PDF) are closely aligned with the principles of the Whole School Approach
Cornwall Wellbeing Hub / MH Leads Network 2021 - 2022
We are keen to support MH leads in schools
In partnership with the Educational Psychology service we will offer a series of wellbeing workshops and webinars building on the hugely popular Weathering the Storm sessions held in 2020 / 2021 (funded by the DfE Wellbeing for Education Return programme).
There will be MH Leads network meetings and drop in sessions for anyone who is interested in wellbeing and MH in schools.
We will continue to support trauma-informed / practice practice in schools
Anna Freud Centre - Schools in Mind Network
Schools in Mind is a free network for education professionals with resources / training. Worth getting the newsletter
Innovating Minds / Edupod
An interesting take on support for MH Leads.
EduPod is online tool for mental health leads to plan, manage and evaluate their journey to creating happy and mentally healthy environments for the whole school community. They have come up with a MH Leads training offer linked to the tool.