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


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Introduction to CYP Mental Health

FREE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness

Any adult who would like to study a Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness

Leicester College

Learning is paper-based. Packs will be delivered to your home address.

140 hours of home based learning

To register contact:

Mr Ivan Judd

POA Learning Centre

HMP Dartmoor

01822 322 241

Universal Emotional Health and Wellbeing training

An online  E-learning programme giving you a wider understanding of mental health issues and strategies to support emotional wellbeing.


Recommended as mandatory – to be undertaken by all staff.

Train the Trainer model for delivery

1 hour

contact for details of training or visit the website

Mental Health First Aid Lite

An awareness raising workshop giving you a wider understanding of mental health issues and strategies to support emotional wellbeing.


Recommended as mandatory – to be undertaken by all staff

3 hours



Mental Health First Aid

This MHFA course will teach you how to:

  1. Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people

  2. Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem

  3. Provide help on a first aid basis

  4. Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm

  5. Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse

  6. Help a young person recover faster

  7. Guide a young person towards the right support

  8. Reduce the stigma of mental health problem


Recommended as mandatory - to be undertaken by School Leads for MH (minimum 2)

2 days



Facts4Life health resilience programme  (KS1 and KS2)

Facts4Life complements key elements of the Science and PSHE curriculum and supports the delivery of the GHLL PinK curriculum. It is a health resilience programme for primary and secondary schools, which:

  • Helps young people take ownership of their health giving them knowledge about their bodies and what happens when they get ill
  • Develops strategies for wellbeing that include nutrition, physical activity and mental health.



3 hours (or 2 x 1.5 hours)

Beyond Fed Up (KS 3 and 4)

Suicide Prevention resource ‘Beyond Fed Up’ has been written by teachers for teachers, with the intention of enabling classroom teachers to tackle this sensitive subject. It aims to help young people understand their own mental health, to build resilience, know ways in which they can support other young people who are having a difficult time and to recognise when they need to seek help.



2 hours

See training page

Give and Get (KS 3 and 4)

It’s important that young people can take responsibility for consent, that they understand it’s not just about words, but also body language and capacity and that they are able to explore what ‘yes’ does and doesn’t look like.

We hope teaching about consent helps to give them the confidence to have a conversation and not to feel pressured, in response to this, in conjunction with Rape Crisis and GDVSAP, we have created a resource that addresses all areas surrounding consent.

 GHLL Recommended 2 hours See training page

Make me a Superhero (KS1 and 2)

This practical session introduces this primary resource for promoting personal resilience and to help children gain a better understanding of how we all have 'super' skills or talents that shape our interactions with the world and enrich our relationships with one another.

GHLL Recommended 2.5 hours See training page

Focused for Learning (KS1 and 2)

This practical session introduces some of the techniques and meditations referenced in the ‘Focused for Learning’ resource to support the use of mindfulness in the school community.

GHLL Recommended 2 hours See training page

Keeping Myself Safe (KS1 and 2)

Designed to teach KS1 and Upper KS2 children:

  • that they all have the right to be safe all the time
  • how to recognise situations where they do not feel safe
  • how to manage unsafe situations
  • how to recognise their network of support
 GHLL  Recommended 2.5 hours See training page

Primary Mental Health (KS1 and 2)

This course will lift the lid on the mystery that surrounds mental health and shows teachers and support staff how to deliver sessions that encourage children to talk about mental health.

Delegates will each receive a copy of The Primary Mental Health Handbook. It is a very comprehensive resource with background reading and information, a DVD and lesson plans for Key Stage 2.

 GHLL  Recommended 2 hours   See training page

Self Harm (KS3 and 4)

This course the following:

  • defining self-harm
  • statistics on self-harm
  • what leads to self-harm in young people
  • what the functions of self-harm are for the young person
  • myths and language use in relation to self-harm
  • risk in relation to self-harm
  • supporting someone who self-harms, including practical strategies
GHLL Recommended Full Day See training page

Zippy's Friends (KS1)

Zippy’s Friends is provided by Educational Psychology and is a Key Stage 1, whole class resource.

It is taught by the class teacher or teaching assistant, and is built around a set of stories. Children listen to the stories and take part in a range of activities - games, role play, drawing, working with puppets, and discussion.

Through these activities children learn to express their feelings, develop social skills and generate solutions to everyday problems.

GHLL / Educational Psychology  Recommended  1 day  See training page

Apple's Friends (KS2)

Apple’s Friends is a twenty-four week school-based programme which helps young children to develop coping and social skills.

It covers themes including: feelings, communication, solving problems, changes and moving forward.

The activities in Apple’s Friends give children the chance to practise and develop effective coping and social skills.


 GHLL / Educational Psychology  Recommended Full Day  See training page


Alternative Training Available at Additional Cost

The Educational Psychology Service offers training courses at an additional cost, these include the following recommended courses:

Course titles

And also:

  • Solution Focused Coaching with Staff and CYP
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Video Interaction Guidance
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with CYP in Schools
  • Emotion Coaching

Find out more about these courses and other training offered by the Educational Psychology Service

The Advisory Teaching Service offer training courses primarily to support young people with additional needs including:

  • Developing Interactive Play Skills
  • IMPACT – Autism and Communication Needs Professional Support Forums
  • Support the Achievement of Young people with a Hearing Impairment in Further Education
  • Strategies and Interventions for developing reading skills for pupils with SEND in KS1 and KS2


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