An Introduction to Senior Mental Health Leadership is a practical course for leaders who may be new to leadership or the role of senior mental health lead. This course has been assured for DfE grant-funded senior mental health lead training.
This evidence-informed course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to cultivate a strong strategic approach to the development and implementation of a whole school approach to mental health including developing a clear vision / intent statement, auditing your existing mental health provision, developing your whole school policy and developing a clear, focused strategic plan for a whole school approach to mental health.
The Government wants every school to have a designated mental health lead in place by 2025. Given the impact of the pandemic and ongoing challenges school staff are facing, it makes sense for schools to act as soon as possible in appointing a designated mental health lead. This outstanding course is ideal for any member of staff thinking of taking up this new role.
Key outcomes of these training sessions include:
The programme will follow the below structure.
Preparation - School audit
Before day 1, you will be provided with access to a 1 hour on-demand course on 'how to complete a whole school audit'. You must allow adequate time to watch the course and to complete the audit in school (3-6 hours). Please note the audit must be completed before your attendance to day 1.
Day 1 - Activity day
With your audit completed, you will attend a trainer-led activity day, including a coaching workshop which will support in creating a plan. It is imperative that you bring your completed audit with you, ideally in digital form.
Day 2 - Personalised coaching
You will attend a 1 hour personalised virtual coaching session on creating your plan. The date and time for your coaching session will be agreed by the trainer during day 1.
In addition to the above, you will be provided with ongoing email support across the programme.
This course has been assured for DfE grant-funded senior mental health lead training.