Advanced Mental Health Lead Liverpool March 2024 (SMHL008)

Leading to assessed accreditation as a Designated Mental Health Lead and a qualification – Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

Venue: Toxteth Annexe Aigburth Road Liverpool L17 7BN Telephone number 0151 233 3901 Parking available

Times: 9.30am to 4pm

Dates: 19th March 2024, 21st May & 9th July

DfE Course title: Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead

DfE Course Code: SMHL008

What support will I get?

You are able to contact us at any time by phone or email to discuss content, ask questions. You are also entitled to two complimentary mentoring sessions to help you overcome any barriers you have with embedding the learning. Participants are also invited to half termly online portfolio Q&A support sessions.

Participants are also able to access continuing for a year after starting the course to help embed their strategy through complimentary membership to the Network. This support includes access to a helpline, CPD, events such as our annual conference, a forum and online networking events.

Course preparation
All course materials are delivered digitally. This means you will need to bring a device or download the materials before coming on the course.
Before the course you are required to complete a personal skills audit and also a setting audit. These are both available online through If a colleague is also completing a course with us, then complete the setting audit in tandem.

Course Instructor

Sonia Cross Sonia Cross Trainer

Sonia is committed to improving the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. She has been a Health and Wellbeing Officer at School Improvement Liverpool for over three years now. In 2015 Sonia played a pivotal role in the citywide review of mental health services in Liverpool schools. Sonia holds Training and Development Lead Body qualifications and has successfully delivered to a range of senior school staff across all phases. Sonia also holds the National PSHE CPD qualification and is accredited to deliver it. Sonia is able to design and deliver bespoke training around resilience, teaching about mental health and staff wellbeing to meet the needs of any audience.

Course Registration


You will be invoiced £800 plus VAT only if we have confirmation of DfE funding (we have applied for this course fee to be paid for by the DfE Mental Health Lead Training Grant).

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