Assistant Mental Health Lead Courses

This course is not funded by the Department for Education grants.

This one-day course helps train and prepare those who will be supporting the Designated Mental Health Lead. Suitable for non-teaching, admin, support staff, or teachers.

The Assistant Mental Health Lead is a role that supports a Designated Mental Health Lead in schools or colleges. The role of the Mental Health Lead is wide and covers both mental health and wellbeing, so provision for 100% of pupils, not only those experiencing difficulties, in addition to considering the support available for staff (to help ensure that they are in the right place for them to be able to support the wellbeing of staff.

IMPORTANT UPDATE MAY 2024 – All of our available training courses have now moved onto our new portal for The Association of Mental Health in Education. To view all available courses and book please visit

Course Information

This course is designed to provide an overview of the types of activities that an Assistant Mental Health Lead may undertake. Training therefore introduces the coverage of the role and some of the tasks that they may be asked to undertake, such as:

  • Monitoring attendance or other data to establish patterns;
  • Gathering data on the mental health needs of all pupils or populations within them;
  • Monitoring the outcomes of mental health interventions;
  • Monitoring the demographics of pupils referred for social, emotional or mental health interventions;
  • Compiling data for reporting.

The course modules are based on the modules identified by the Department for Education:

  • About the Role
  • Ethos and Culture
  • Leadership and Management
  • Pupil Voice
  • Parents, Carers and Community
  • Staff Development
  • Monitoring the Impact of Interventions
  • Targeted Approach
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

This course costs £350

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