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Course Duration: 3 hours and 53 minutes (approx.)
Senior mental health leads are pivotal in supporting schools to implement and sustain an effective whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. They should develop the school’s holistic approach to promoting and supporting the mental wellbeing of pupils, students and staff, and take on a strategic leadership role, with oversight of the whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting.
This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and tools to be able to plan for and effect positive whole school or college change towards mental health and wellbeing.
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Delivered by Anna Bateman, mental health and wellbeing expert who works in an advisory role for the DfE, the course is split into ten modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence course completion.
Designed in line with the following policies:
Module 1: Mental health and the education context
This module will explore what we mean by mental health and what this looks like in the education context. We will also discuss what is meant by a ‘whole school approach’ and what this means in practice.
Module 2: The role of the senior mental health lead
In this module, we will explore the role of the senior mental health lead in more depth and how they can lead change. We will also look at how to develop a strategic plan that suits the needs of your school.
Module 3: Creating an ethos and environment
In this module, we will discuss how to foster a whole school attitude and understanding of mental health within a school and how to reduce the stigma around staff and students’ mental health.
Module 4: Identifying need and monitoring impact
This module will look at the tools used to assess when there may be a mental health difficulty and reflect on the best tools to assess all pupil’s mental health so earlier intervention is possible.
Module 5: Targeted support and appropriate referrals
In this module, we will reflect on the range of services available within your locality to support mental health, exploring the benefits of creating partnerships with other services for the benefit of pupils.
Module 6: Curriculum teaching and learning
This module will explore how we can contextualise PSHE and RSHE and understand how PSHE is a key part of prevention and promoting awareness of mental health.
Module 7: Enabling student voice
In this module, we will explore the role of children in developing a whole school approach to mental health and the benefits of gaining feedback from students.
Module 8: Staff development
In this module, we will explore the importance of promoting staff-wellbeing and also leading by example by taking care of your own wellbeing.
Module 9: Parents, families and carers
In this module, we will explore how to engage with parents and carers effectively and promote the best outcomes for pupil mental health.
Module 10: Steps to success
In this module, we will look at the key points for success and what steps you can look to take next.
Module 11: Understanding links to SEND
In this final module, we will explore the importance of understanding SEND and the links with mental health and social and emotional mental health.
Our Essential CPD course on display screen equipment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your DSE regulations.
The ultimate responsibility and accountability for data protection compliance sits with governors and trustees. They should have specific knowledge of data protection relevant to their role to ensure compliance with legislation and the ability to respond to any changes, working closely with the Data Protection Officer (DPO). If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Our Certified School Programme is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety.
It has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020 guidance.
CPD accredited training for the whole school community, including, DSLs, teachers, school staff, parents and carers.
Supporting schools to stay on top of online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.
Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020.
Accreditation for your school including a certified school plaque when you meet our approval criteria.
Implement training to all staff and parents with just one click and report on course access and completion.
Access to our Resource Hub containing over 50 platform guides and lesson plans in online safety.
An Online Safety Advisor will be in touch within 24 hours