Training Courses

Twilights 1&2: Positive mental health strategies: an introduction for schools


Interventions which promote social and emotional learning are effective in ‘closing the gap’. Mental health problems are strongly associated with disrupted education and poor attainment levels (DoH 2015). Conversely, positive mental health and wellbeing are associated with improved behaviour and academic attainment (PHE 2014). A positive sense of self and aspirational attitude is a strong cornerstone for school success. There is evidence to show a link between low income and low self-esteem (Wilkinson and Pickett 2009).


This course is an interactive, thought-provoking introduction to the topic which allows opportunities for sharing best practice and developing effective, evidence based strategies.
Delegates must attend both sessions


On completion of the session participants will:

    • Have an understanding of the key concepts of self esteem, self compassion and mental health as they relate to schools
    • Have an understanding of the value of empathy and compassion in supporting colleagues and pupils
    • Recognise the link between behaviour and mental health/wellbeing and respond accordingly
    • Show empathy to pupils and staff including those with mental health problems
    • Be able to build capacity within school by being able to talk authoritatively to colleagues about positive mental health and self esteem
    • Receive quality assured resources
    • Have developed a bespoke action plan
    • Possess outcome measures for monitoring action plans


Pastoral leads and staff, SENCOs, TAs, HTLAs, support workers, classroom teachers, safeguarding leads, matrons, senior managers
  • Course length: Twilight
  • Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

We currently have no upcoming events for this course.