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If You Are a State Funded School in England

Develop in Your Role as a Senior Mental Health Lead

A new training programme for a truly whole-school approach developed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Jess Parker and our experienced team.

JUNE 2022: CLOSING SOON

OCTOBER 2022: NOW OPEN

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Everything you Need to Transform Your School or College's Approach to Mental Health

Joining us on our programme will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills. We’ll give you the tools to enable you to achieve whole organisational change.

A Huge Library of On-Demand Videos

The core of the programme is our accessible, engaging on-demand video courses. With over 80 already on the site, and a further 50 created just for this programme you'll be able to find the perfect support for you and your setting.

Peer Support from Coaching Circles

When you sign up, you’ll be placed into a coaching circle with approximately 14 people with colleagues from a similar context.

A Practical Toolkit to Drive Progress

We'll provide you with audits and a practical toolkit to help get to grips with current provision in your setting and work out how to take it forward. No long essays or write ups here.

Access for Your Colleagues

In mental health a whole-school approach is vital, so we're also providing all of your colleagues with access to the on-demand mental health courses on our site for 6 months. This will give you an opportunity to increase understanding and build a culture that values mental health across the whole organisation.

Fully Funded

Schools and colleges in England can access £1,200 of funding to pay completely for the programme. Providers that aren't eligible are more than welcome to join too.

DfE Accredited

The course programme has been quality assured and accredited by the Department for Education for use with the Senior Mental Health Lead training grant.

Developed by

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

An internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky is a prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author. 

She develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health and education staff with the skills, information and knowledge they need to support the children in their care. 

Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of seven books and was previously the chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.

100% Risk-Free Guarantee

New grants have recently been announced! So book with us now, and if for any reason you were unsuccessful you can receive a full refund – no questions asked.

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Have a Question?

The cost of the programme is £1,200 + VAT. This is made up of the cost of the training course, plus an additional fee to cover access to our mental health courses for your colleagues.

Once you book, we will send you a link to the form you can complete to sign up for a grant. We will provide you with our specific course code and an invoice that you can use to prove you’ve booked.

All state-funded schools and colleges in England are eligible for the grant. 

To find out further details about the precise criteria you can read further details from the DfE here.

Have a question about whether you’re eligible? Call us on 020 8680 4077.

The DfE has made grants available for 1/3 of English schools, and currently there are still plenty left.

But there’s no need to worry in case these grants run out. If you book the course with us and find out that there are no longer grants available you can get a full refund before the course starts, no questions asked.

Yes, absolutely. If you’re not eligible for a grant you’re still more than welcome to take part. At £1,200 the programme still represents incredible value for you and your school.

We’ve designed the course to be suitable for aspiring, new-to-role and intermediate mental health leads from a wide range of phases. 

With a large selection of on-demand courses to choose from, you’ll be able to create a peronslaised development pathway that suits the needs of you and your setting.

The course is for 2 terms, and is delivered entirely online. 

During the programme you will have 6 online meetings lasting 90 minutes with a selection of your peers in your coaching circles. The remainder of your learning will come through  on-demand courses and  practical tasks that you can fit around your schedule to suit.

We would suggest you set an aside an hour a week to complete the self-study and on demand learning tasks.  

Just after the launch webinar we’ll get you set up so you can share access to all of the courses on our site with your staff for 6 months.

We’ll provide you with a link you can share with colleagues to give them access, or you can give us a spreadsheet of staff you’d like us to add – whichever’s easiest.

It’s a great opportunity to help achieve whole-school change and spread understanding about mental health across the whole school community.

If you want to remove the staff access, you can – the price of the course on its own will be £800.

If you’d like to remove the staff access simply email us after you’ve booked to let us know at [email protected]

Just after the launch webinar we’ll get you set up so you can share access to all of the courses on our site with your staff for 6 months.

We’ll provide you with a link you can share with colleagues to give them access, or you can give us a spreadsheet of staff you’d like us to add – whichever’s easiest.

It’s a great opportunity to help achieve whole-school change and spread understanding about mental health across the whole school community.