Senior Mental Health Lead

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Senior Mental Health Lead

Programme Overview
Senior Mental Health Lead
Delivery Model Online Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Course material 
  • AED 3000 per delegate excluding 5% VAT
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date:
Wednesday 12th October 2022
Training dates and times
Wednesday 26th October & Wednesday 2nd November 2022
10:30am to 4:00pm 
Programme breakdown

Online, live face to face training over two non-consecutive dates.

Platform Zoom
Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY – This course has been designed for staff who lead Mental Health and Wellbeing within your school.

Aims of the course

Enable leaders to implement and sustain an effective whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting. 

Intended outcomes

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Identifying need and monitoring impact of interventions.
  • Targeted support and appropriate referrals.
  • Staff development.
  • Creating an ethos and environment.
  • Enabling student voice.
  • Working with parents, families and careers.
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning.

The Safeguarding Alliance

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The Safeguarding Alliance based in the City of London, sets the benchmark for outstanding safeguarding practice both in the UK and internationally. With multiple, internationally accredited training courses, covering a wide breadth of Safeguarding issues bespoke to your location; training supports the building of transferable skills, knowledge and competence in the field of care, safety and welfare of children, young people and those at risk. As occupationally and operationally competent, independently quality assured safeguarding consultants; our trainers can support, mentor and guide individuals and organisations, enabling leaders, managers and practioner teams to apply the latest best practice to daily activity, mitigating against risk to pupils, staff and your institution. The Safeguarding Alliance provides course attendees with fully accredited qualifications which are transferrable through UK Ofqual recognised courses.

Programme details:


Day One
10:45 Registration and Introduction
11:00 Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing 

  • Understanding what mental health and wellbeing is;
  • Identify common mental health and wellbeing difficulties in children;
  • Identifying how to ensure young people understand emotions; Understanding the prevalence of mental health and wellbeing in children and young people;
  • Describe the different ranges of mental health issues likely to be encountered in schools and colleges;
  • Identify when a child or young person may be at greater risk;
  • Identify different life experience that may lead to mental health fluctuations;
  • Identify the impact of poor mental health in children and young people
13:00 Coffee Break
13:15 Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead;
  • Setting a mental health strategy;
  • Identify the key skills and qualities of a Senior Mental Health Lead;
  • Identify who in the school or college will support the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead;
  • Explore the role of each stakeholder in developing and implementing a mental health strategy;
  • Understand the importance of teamwork when implementing a mental health strategy;
  • Identify how the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead will link and support to other mental health support services.
14:15 Break
14:45 Overcoming barriers

  • Identify what may prevent children, young people, parents, families, and carers from engaging;
  • Understand how to engage with pupils, parents and carers who are distressed;
  • Identify how to promote positive behaviour in a school or college;
  • Understand the importance of positive staff mental health and wellbeing;
  • Identify what makes a school or college feel more accessible;
  • Identify how to integrate and embed mental health and wellbeing into the wider curriculum;
  • Examine the link between safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing;
  • Identify how to create an enabler out of a barrier
15:45 Q&A
16:00 Finish


Day Two
10:45 Registration and Recap
11:00 The Whole Child

  • Exploring why we need a whole child approach to mental health and wellbeing;
  • Understanding attitudes, values and beliefs that may impact mental health and wellbeing;
  • Understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing mapping;
  • Identifying any external risk factors for the child or young person;
  • Identifying a student engagement plan and strategy including barriers around communication;
  • Exploring the role of the pupil safeguarding and wellbeing ambassador
13:00 Coffee Break
13:15 Interventions and Referrals

  • Understanding the importance of record keeping;
  • Understanding the importance of initial assessment and support plans; Identify internal referral routes and early help available;
  • Identify who, when and how to make an external referral if available;
  • Identify the limitations and barriers when making an external referral.
  • Understanding the importance of tracking, measuring and monitoring the needs of the pupil;
  • Understand the importance of monitoring the impact of interventions;
14:15 Break
14:45 Embedding Positive Change

  • Identify how to implement a whole school strategy around mental health and wellbeing
15:45 Q&A
16:00 Finish


The Safeguarding Alliance
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