Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

Senior Mental Health Lead Training Courses

Transform mental health in your school with training courses created for the education sector.

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Improve the wellbeing of students and staff

Students who feel safe and supported in school are students that are ready to learn and flourish. Staff that feel the school leadership team has their back are more able to deliver excellent learning.

Our training courses will give you the exact skills and strategies you need to create the environment to foster happy, healthy learners and team members.

What’s more our Senior Mental Health Lead Training Courses can be funded by a £1,200 DfE grant, for eligible schools, which means you could be trained free of charge to your school.

  • Trusted by over 2,000 schools and colleges
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses available
  • Unique collaborative training approach so you learn from other school leaders
  • Tried and tested strategies so you can start making an impact quickly

At a glance

  • Suitable for Head teachers, Deputy heads, pastoral and PSHE leads, members of the SLT
  • Courses can be funded by DfE grant of up to £1,200 for eligible schools
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert and Specialist Setting or Alternative Provision courses available
  • 1-2-1 mentoring and group work to improve learning
  • Access to the Carnegie Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead Community to further CPD opportunities

The training has been invaluable.

Emma Kavanagh Head of Sixth Form, Arthur Mellows Village College

Who is the Senior Mental Health Lead Training for?

Our training is relevant for Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Heads of Department, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) members and staff responsible for a whole school or college approach to mental health that wish to:

  • Make a positive difference to pupil and staff mental health
  • Understand how to spot the early warning signs of wellbeing concerns
  • Discover strategies to help issues from escalating
  • Implement action plans that have an impact on attendance and attainment
  • Build a foundation for school improvement

Existing Mental Health Leads or those who have had mental health and wellbeing training can also apply.

£1,200 grant

Our courses are covered by a £1,200 DfE grant, meaning eligible schools can train a mental health lead 100% free of charge! Eligible schools and colleges can now claim a second grant.