Intermediate Mental Health Lead

DfE Course title: Mental Health Lead Intermediate Course

DfE Course Code: SMHL110

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Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those with some experience of the role of Senior Mental Health Lead and want to explore the full scope of the DfE defined role.

People completing this course have experience of the role, and seek a more in-depth understanding of the role to strategically meet the needs of their pupils earlier and/or more effectively beyond the existing provision.

It can be used as a continuation of the introductory course, or as preparation for the full advanced course.

The course cost is £650 +VAT

About the course contents

This two-day course helps people understand the role in deeper depth, helping them to think strategically and develop a comprehensive setting plan to meet the requirements of the role.

This course covers all aspects of the DfE Senior Mental Health Lead training description:

  • 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

Participants are required to submit a simple portfolio to gain certification linked to evidencing how they can apply the learning to their work.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 days

Difficulty: Intermediate


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