Skip to page content
10 December 2021

Dfe assured funded senior mental health lead training with Leeds City Council.

In June the DfE announced the introduction of the senior lead mental heath training grant:

'The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a £1,200 grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your setting. Grants of £1,200 will be available to around a third of all eligible state schools and colleges in England in the 2021 to 2022 financial year. This is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.
The grant is provided to cover (or contribute to) the cost of attending a quality assured course and may also be used to hire supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning.' (www.gov.uk)

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in bidding to become a DfE quality assured course provider. Our new DfE quality-assured intermediate level training programme will be launched from February 2022.

The 'Developing a whole school approach to leading mental health in your school' programme will be available to all schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region and is aimed at leaders in school who are familiar with the role and / or have 'completed limited senior mental health leadership training' already.

If you are unasure if this level of training will be right for you please do get in touch for a chat. 

Read the full article to find out more about our offer to schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region. 

05 June 2020

Leeds #8for8

Leeds City Council are asking everyone to underline our solidarity with those peacefully protesting in America by joining us in #8for8
23 March 2020

Anna Freud - Coronavirus Page

Anna Freud has created a Coronavirus page to support teachers, pupils and parents.
28 January 2020

Leeds: New Bereavement Pathway

The pathway for professionals working with children and young people in Leeds who have been bereaved has recently been updated to include new services available in the city.
23 November 2019

Children's Society: Bereavement and Negative Thoughts

Perspective of a young person around negative thoughts
22 November 2019

Experiences of Online Gaming

The Children’s Commissioner is protecting and empowering children online whilst holding social media companies to account
17 November 2019

Tackling Youth Loneliness

New website designed to bring together resources around youth loneliness and isolation
16 November 2019

On My Mind: Shared Decision Making Resources

Top tip videos for young people, parents and carers and professionals all developed through consultation and workshops with the Centre's Young and Parent Champions.
15 November 2019

My Life as a Young Carer: Video

A video detailing the experiences of a young carer
14 November 2019

New Rise Above Sleep Resources

Resources around promoting healthy sleep for young people aged 10-16
12 November 2019

Making the Grade Report (by Kadra Abdinasir)

Put mental health at the heart of a good education, says Centre for Mental Health report
12 November 2019

Four practical ways to help anxious students

Anxiety is extremely common but dealing with it in young people can be difficult. Lowri Scourfield shares her practical advice
09 November 2019

Prioritising mental health: Public Health England

PHE has made mental health one of its corporate priority areas in the new 5-year strategy published last month.
07 November 2019

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

Mental health services are improving across Leeds and, as of Friday 1 November 2019, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service will be known as: Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.