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The Role of the School Mental Health Lead – Edinburgh

Date: 18 September 2019
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: edinburgh


The Government Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’ plans for every school and college to have a designated lead in mental health by 2025. The designated lead will be a trained member of staff who is responsible for the school’s approach to mental health.

This course is designed to meet this requirement by providing you with a clear understanding of the role of the school mental health lead. This step-by-step course will take you through essential skills needed to develop a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach through effective practice procedures to ensure the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in your school.

Following the course you will be asked to complete a school-based audit on mental health and wellbeing which is analysed, assessed by our expert consultant who will give feedback and advise on a way forward.


£209 + VAT (Early bird)

£240 + VAT (Standard rate)

Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.

Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.


  • Understand the role and responsibility of the Mental Health Lead;
  • Provide framework for developing an action plan;
  • Help staff to identify students who show signs of mental health issues;
  • Ways to up skill staff regarding the importance of mental health and wellbeing;
  • Create effective communication with external agencies including CAMHS to ensure successful referrals and support;
  • Understand the importance of the Mental Health Lead’s supervision, health and well-being;
  • Gain knowledge of key CPD training essential for the role;
  • Understand the key elements of an effective toolkit to improve student mental health and wellbeing.

The Mental Health Lead Toolkit:

  • Clearly define the mental health lead role within the school
  • Create a school mental health policy
  • Record student concerns and interventions
  • Engage effectively with parents to support their child’s mental health
  • Coordinate, record and document meetings

Course Leader

Karen Ferguson


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Target Audience

All staff members in Primary, Secondary & Special Educational Needs
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  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland