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Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns

Are you interested in Department for Education (DfE) funded Designated Mental Health Lead training?

  1. National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Training

Three-day course for Headteachers, Deputies and other Senior Leaders covering culture, ethos, staff wellbeing. Upon completion, participants will achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership (Educational Leader) in addition to accreditation as a National Educational Leader in Mental Health.

This pathway is for Headteachers, Deputies and other Senior Leaders who are also undertaking the role of Designated Mental Health Lead and want to make the impact in their setting as well as in the community, pupil’s lives and potentially other schools or colleges. Delivered by local providers (Educational Psychologists and GHLL practitioners), this training involves in-depth coverage and discussion of the multiple facets of what is a complex topic in your setting. It covers the requirements for the mental health lead training, but applies it more broadly to your setting’s ethos, culture and staff wellbeing, in addition to pupil mental health.

  1. Advanced Mental Health Lead Training

Three-day course for established mental health leads taking them to the next level and extending their skills. Upon completion, participants will achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

This second programme is for Mental Health Leads who sit outside the senior leadership positions. The aim is to explore topics relating to the Designated Mental Health Leader role in more depth and develop your skills, knowledge and understanding. Delivered by local providers (Educational Psychologists and GHLL practitioners), the training lasts three days and covers the full DfE specification for the role.

Both courses require participants to complete some self-study (in a topic that is relevant to your setting) and keep a portfolio to gain evidence of meeting the requirements of a lead and become certified. To register for these courses and learn more about how to apply for the £1200 DfE grant, please go to:

 https://mentalhealthlead.com/funded-lead-training/

 

Unit

Modules

Supporting Wellbeing in own Organisation

Understanding the Role

Staff Support and Development

The Role of a Leader in Contributing Towards the Mental Health of Others

Leadership and Management

Staff Support and Development

Ethos and Culture

Meeting the Responsibilities Placed on an Education Mental Health Lead

Understanding the Role

Ethos and Culture

Pupil Voice

Parents, Carers and the Community

Leadership and Management

Staff Support and Development

Mental Health Interventions

Targeted Approach

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Recognising Common Mental Health Difficulties in Others

Staff Support and Development

Mental Health Interventions &Targeted Approach

Researching a Mental Health Topic

Self-study