Supporting Pupil Mental Health & Wellbeing in School
Mental ill health affects 1 in 8 children and young people and half of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14.
The Government’s Green Paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ highlighted that ‘a whole school approach, with commitment from senior leadership and supported by external expertise, is essential to the success of schools in tackling mental health. Mental health awareness training is a part of this.’
We offer a level based mental health awareness training programme. It is only necessary to complete one level. We recommend that the level completed is based on your job role, position of responsibility, and the amount of contact you have with children, young people and their families.
“A school’s approach to mental health and behaviour should be part of a consistent whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.”
“The leadership team should promote continuous professional development to ensure that staff are aware of some common symptoms of mental health problems: what is and isn’t a cause for concern; and what to do if they think they have spotted a developing problem.”
“Clear systems and processes should be in place to help staff who identify possible mental health problems, providing routes to escalate issues with clear referral and accountability systems.”
Our Level Based Mental Health Awareness Training Programme
Choose the level that’s right for you
Foundation Online Mental Health Awareness
Recommended for anyone working in the education sector who has any contact, even limited, with children, young people and their families.
Intermediate Online Mental Health Awareness
Recommended for anyone working in the education sector who has regular contact with children and young people and their families.
Advanced Mental Health Masterclass
Recommended for those working in the education sector who hold a position of responsibility relevant to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, students and staff; safeguarding children; and implementing development plans and policies.