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DfE Funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training

We are proud to deliver DfE Funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training to education providers. Our training is quality assured by the DfE and Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools for educational settings in the Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Our Trainers have extensive first- hand experience as Head Teachers so understand the unique pressures that School and College staff navigate on a daily basis. They currently work in a Mental Health Service supporting schools and children. You can learn more about our trainers here.

Key benefits of our training

  • Experienced trainers
  • Face to face, supportive learning environment
  • Empowering you to implement strategies learned
  • Access to flexible coaching sessions, with our expert trainers, following the course
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Designed for Senior Mental Health Leads

We deliver four different face to face training courses in our beautiful 16th century barn. This helps us to create an incredibly supportive and welcoming environment with a focus on personalised learning.

We’ve designed our training courses for Senior Mental Health Leads, already familiar with their role, who are ready to begin reviewing and developing their Whole School Approach. During each course, attendees will work side by side with other Senior Mental Health Leads to share tips and techniques that have worked in their setting. This often brings the added benefits of ongoing supportive relationships and access to a wider network that continues long after the course has ended.

Our training enables Senior Mental Health Leads to develop the specific skills and knowledge relevant to their roles and needs in a way that leaves them feeling confident, with clearly identified action steps to take afterwards.

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We strongly recommend attending all four of our courses as it ensures that the DfE Learning Outcomes for Senior Mental Health Lead roles are covered. However, you may choose to select courses on an individual basis to suit your particular needs. Either way, we suggest starting with Strategic Leadership for Change [LINK} first as it lays the foundation for our other training courses!

Book online

You can book onto any of our courses for £240 (plus VAT) per individual. We understand that budgets are always tight so if you book an individual onto all four of our courses then we will discount the total from £960 (plus VAT) to just £880 (plus VAT).

We can’t wait to see you, so please click below to book your course today!

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Further information DfE Senior Mental Health Lead Training and grant funding or email educationlink@northorpehall.co.uk

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools and Colleges

  • DfE Course Code: SMHL029
  • This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

What you will gain

  • Empower you to promote A Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing and how to bring about strategic change in your individual setting.
  • Provide an opportunity to reflect on your personal development needs and put in place plans to be an effective Senior Mental Health Lead.
  • Support you to identify strategies which can be implemented to mobilise key stakeholders.

Course outline

This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

We walk you through assessing your unique starting point, working out the strengths and areas for development within your context, empowering you to use those strengths to identify priorities and implement a personalised sustainable action plan. At the end of this course you’ll have the tools you need to effectively promote positive mental health and wellbeing as you bring about strategic change in your setting.

We also provide access to two flexible coaching sessions, with our expert trainers, over a three month period following the course so that you can be sure you’ve seamlessly bridged the gap between theory and practice!

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A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH

Listening to the Voice of Children/Young People, Staff, Families/Carers and Challenging Stigma

  • DfE Course Code: SMHL081
  • This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

What you will gain

  • Enable you to explore the value of a partnership approach involving staff, students and parents/carers in responses to mental health needs.
  • Provide an opportunity to consider ways of capturing the voice of staff, students and parents/carers.
  • Support you to identify strategies which can be implemented to reduce stigma around mental health.

Course Outline

This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

This course is all about a Whole School Approach to mental health and wellbeing working better when you work together. We offer examples of how every learner’s voice can be heard in decision making, how you can develop partner relationships with parents/carers and practical examples of how to develop Wellbeing Champions within your school/college. This allows you to consider strategies and resources to challenge stigma, create a culture where staff reflect on and engage in their self-care and prompts you to consider your own wellbeing. Finally, we’ll help you to identify staff development needs, as well as other emerging needs within the school, and increase your access to evidence based resources for appropriate signposting purposes.

We also provide access to flexible coaching sessions, with our expert trainers, over a three month period following the course so that you can be sure you’ve seamlessly bridged the gap between theory and practice

https://training.northorpehall.co.uk/course/SMHL081

 

 


 

CREATING A COHESIVE ENVIRONMENT

Promoting Resilience, Respect and Social and Emotional Learning and Reducing Stigma

  • DfE Course Code: SMHL082
  • This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

What you will gain

  • Enable you to consider your school ethos and how this is reflected in everyday practice across the curriculum.
  • Provide an opportunity to explore a positive values- based approach and how this may enhance the school ethos.
  • Support you to review consistency across policies and processes within your context.

Course outcome

This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

This course enables you to consider the diverse challenges children and young people may be facing within their local context. We explore a Values Based Education Model, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need, offer an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and show examples of Attachment Aware Schools. During the course we provide opportunities to consider challenges in your local context, review school policies and processes for consistency, and reflect on your school’s ethos and environment in promoting self-help and appropriate signposting to support services. All of which empowers you to promote resilience and respect as you tackle the stigma associated with mental health within your setting using a coherent approach.

We also provide access to flexible coaching sessions, with our expert trainers, over a three month period following the course so that you can be sure you’ve seamlessly bridged the gap between theory and practice

https://training.northorpehall.co.uk/course/SMHL082

 

 


 

GETTING THE RIGHT SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Identifying Need, Monitoring Interventions, Targeting Support and Making Appropriate Referrals

  • DfE Course Code: SMHL028
  • This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

What you will gain

  • Enable you to identify children and young people with mental health and wellbeing needs and promote resilience. 
  • Provide an opportunity to explore assessment tools and a range of interventions.
  • Support you to develop an internal pathway as a strategic response to identified needs. 

Course Outline

This course has been quality assured for DfE grant-funded Senior Mental Health Lead Training.

This course helps you understand and plan appropriate responses to children and young people's mental health and wellbeing needs within your setting. We will equip you to identify those needs in your context, monitor the impact of interventions, and use knowledge of local support pathways and services to compliment your work with a graduated approach for your setting. As a result, many find increased confidence in having conversations regarding mental health and ensuring the child’s/young person’s voice is present in responses, leaving them well positioned to find the right support for children and young people.

We also provide access to flexible coaching sessions, with our expert trainers, over a three month period following the course so that you can be sure you’ve seamlessly bridged the gap between theory and practice!

https://training.northorpehall.co.uk/course/SMHL028

 

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