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.
£195 + VAT (Early bird)
£225 + 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