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DfE guidance

Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges:

    • find out what help you can get to develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Senior mental health lead training:

    • find out how to apply for a grant and access DfE quality assured training to help develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes for senior mental health leads in schools and colleges:


Health and Wellbeing service support overview.

The Health and Wellbeing Service can support your school to provide a whole school approach to Social, Emotional and Mental Health through a number of different ways.


Across the whole academic year we are committed to providing high quality professional development for staff members in schools and setting: 

  • DfE assured Senior Mental Health Lead training programme,
    • quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your settingwith access to face to face training, online tools, coaching and support networks,
    • this offer is available to schools and settings from across Yorkshire and the Humber. 
  • School MindMate Ambassador pupil training,
    • the School MindMate Ambassador Programme is all about encouraging, and empowering, pupils to take a proactive role in improving social, emotional and mental health within their schools;
    • this offer is currently only available to schools and settings in Leeds. 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid training,
    • We are deligthed to be accredited by Mental Health England to deliver three levels of Youth Mental Health First aid training to schools in Leeds and beyond. 



We have a number of resources availalbe to support schools and settings. These can be found via the resource link and include:

  • School MindMate Ambassador toolkit (currently only available in Leeds),
  • MindMate lessons (currently only available in Leeds),
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) secondary scheme of work,
  • You, Me, PSHE primary curriculum and mapping tool (available to schools on request),
  • Governor guidance,
  • A to Z of mental health services and support in Leeds. 



Our programmes offer access to online tools and resources as well as in-person support:

  • MindMate Friendly self-validation and assessment (currently only available in Leeds);
  • Healthy Schools self-validation and assessment (available nationallly and internationally):
  • MindMate Champions programme (currently only available in Leeds);
  • Healthy Schools Champion;
  • Positive Playtimes (currently only available to Leeds schools via the Active Schools + Service).


Support and prevention:

Our dedicated team have a wealth of experience of working with schools as well as working directly with young people to provide:

  • Resilence programmes;
  • RSHE and PSHE classroom sessions including sessions on keeping safe online, digital wellbeing and sleep;
  • One to one mentoring. 


Service Level Agreements:

We have a number of service level agreements available to schools in Leeds and across the UK. Packages of support can be ordered through the store on our Leeds for Learning website.

Our service level agreements include:

  • In-school or virtual professional advisory support;
  • Bespoke staff sessions;
  • Access to bitesize briefing sessions;
  • PSHE, SEMH and Healthy Schools subject leader conference events;
  • Regular CPD updates and e bulletins;
  • Access to Khub virtual networking platform.


Health and Wellbeing Service websites:

As well as this website, we run a number of different websites that can support your school and setting with a whole school approach to SEMH: