Advanced Mental Health Lead Norfolk November 2023 (SMHL008)

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

Discounts: If you are training an unfunded second Mental Health Lead following the departure of your previous trained Lead then you will qualify for a discount of up to 50% (previously trained with us) or 30% (trained with a different provider). Please contact with details so that we can apply your discount at the time of ordering.

The DfE now offer a second grant for training a replacement Mental Health Lead, please apply here

Venue: nr Norwich

Times: TBC

Dates: 28th November 2023, 9th January 2024 & 5th March 2024

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

Dr Bianca Finger-Berry Dr Bianca Finger-Berry Author

Dr Bianca Finger-Berry works as Critical Incident Lead for the Educational Psychology Service in Norfolk. Her main role is to support schools and early years settings with critical incidents, bereavement and trauma. She is an EMDR practitioner offering EMDR therapy to children and adults who have experienced trauma or are suffering from anxiety, phobias and other related issues. Her educational background includes a degree in Social Pedagogy (Germany, 1996), a Certificate in Counselling Skills (2003), Doctorate in Education (UEA, 2015) MA in Advanced Social Work (UEA, 2018) and a Diploma in Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities (2019).

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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