Welcome to the Academy for Mental Health Leads!
The Academy is about developing confident outstanding Mental Health Leads, giving you tools, ideas and strategies to put actions into place and place mental health and well-being at the heart of your school.
We currently offer the following courses, all of which conform to current government and OFSTED guidance, including PSHE good practise guidelines for teaching mental health and emotional well-being.
Choose the complete 12 week accelerator course, (3 modules) or choose the most appropriate individual modules for your school. The 12 week course is ideal for mental health leads who are new to the role, or who wish to complete the course within a set time frame.
How it works
- All modules can be completed in your own time and take approximately 1 hour to complete online; the activities contained within them can take 1-2 terms to implement
- You will have access to the training for a year following purchase
Mental Health Leads who have completed the course will:
- Gain a complete understanding of the role of the mental health lead
- Know what to prioritise and how to confidently and strategically lead a school
- Be able to undertake a whole school audit of current practice, write an action plan and monitor progress
- Know how to use the school’s current resources, assets and curriculum to improve outcomes for children
Twelve Week Accelerator CourseBased around the current Government and OFSTED guidance, including PSHE good practise guidelines for teaching mental health and emotional wellbeing.
It features all the elements of 10 steps to a Mentally Healthy School.
Download it here.
The full Twelve Week Course consists of;
- 12 week online training:
3 hours in total and can be undertaken in your own time
The online course will be available to access for a year following the start of the course
- Audit and monitoring tools. A ‘toolkit’ of documents and work book which includes the following:
Audit and monitoring documents
PSHE curriculum mapping
Sample screening tools
- Coaching call with a Mental Health coach
1 x 45 minutes over the 12 weeks
Ongoing email support – 12 weeks
Facilitated by a Mental Health Coach
The course consists of three modules, 1, 2 and 3, all suitable for primary and secondary and can also be bought separately at £150 each as follows:
Module 1 : Mental Health and Resilience ContextShort term actions that can be put into practice straight away. Make changes that bring immediate impact.
The Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health role
Auditing, tools to implement straight away. Hints/tips to get the best evidence
Action plan writing including prioritising for your school context, and a sample action plan
Leading change, aiming for excellenceApply now
Module 2: DataTaking a whole school approach to prevention via screening, collecting and using data to prioritise resources.
Importance of vulnerability data, how to collate and tools to use
Current research and evidence on risk factors to mental health
Screening all students and spotting the signs
Pyramid of Need, vulnerability and alignment to attainment
External supportApply now
Module 3: Curriculum and great subject knowledgeHow to be confident in your role as mental health lead, understand the wider curriculum, whole school training and prevention.
PSHE and wider curriculum and the role of prevention
The PSHE lead and the mental health lead
Next StepsApply now
Module 4: Setting up a student wellbeing team (Secondary school)For schools that want to develop a student well-being team that will support the strategic direction and operational activities
Resources and ideas on who and how to choose the team
The first meeting and planning for success
A training powerpoint to train the team once chosen
Ideas and case studies from other schools who have a successful well-being teamApply now
You can get started at any time during the term, we will just invoice you before you start. Access to the training will be available for a year from purchase.
You can apply immediately online or talk to a member of the team using the buttons below.