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15 November 2022 09:15 | Course type: Full day | Audience: Senior members of staff or those leading on SEMH in school who have support from SLT to undertake this training.

Implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

This full day face to face training session is designed for senior mental health leads from schools and post 16 settings. The course forms part of our DfE quality assured Senior Mental Health Lead programme (DfE course code SMHL089), but is also open to all schools as a standalone training course.


The course is led by highly experienced local education and children's services professionals alongside youth mental health qualified trainers. It will cover all eight of the learning outcomes put forward by the DfE; Leadership and management; Identifying need and monitoring impact of interventions; Targeted support and appropriate referrals; Staff development; Creating an ethos and environment; Enabling the student voice; Working with parents, families, and carers and Curriculum, teaching and learning.

If you intend to use DfE grant funding for this training please purchase the whole programme via the services page on Leeds for Learning store or purchase a Full SLA from the contract area of the Leeds for Learning store. Please e mail if you require support in doing this.

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. Please visit the DfE website - for further information.


Health & Wellbeing Team

Booking information

This course is provided within the Senior Mental Health Lead training programme - Developing a whole school approach to leading mental health in your school. Please ensure you have purchased the Senior Mental Health Lead programme through the contract section on the store before booking this training if you intend to use DfE funding for this course.

This course is also open to schools who are not part of the DfE programme for a pay as you go cost of £250.

Schools who have a 22/23 Full SLA or Basic SLA can use training credits to attend this course.(2 credits).

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