National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Basildon November 2022 (SMHL008)

A version of the Advanced Mental Health Lead training especially for Heads and senior leaders in education

Leading to a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership (Educational Leader) in addition to accreditation as a National Educational Leader in Mental Health.

Venue: Cherry Tree Primary School & Nursery, Church Road, Basildon, Essex SS16 4AG.

Times: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Welcome refreshments available from 8.15am

Dates: 23rd November 2022, 25th January 2023 & 25th May

Due to the change of date for Day 3 of your training, we have chosen to extend your portfolio submission date by 2 months. If you have any questions about this please contact

DfE Course title: Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead

DfE Course Code: SMHL008

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 Instructors

Nicky Nicky Trainer
Fiona Fiona Author

Fiona’s teaching career spanning 11-18 schools in London and Essex has delivered an understanding of a diverse range of educational, social and emotional needs within key stages 3 to 5. Networking with colleagues in primary and special schools and the local PRU has provided insights into additional educational settings. As a senior school leader she has instigated sustainable cultural change in dealing with the mental health and wellbeing of students, for example in encouraging student-led expression of need, leading to the development of strategies to nurture resilience. She has regularly liaised with external agencies and health providers, following this up with further professional development and study relating to adolescent mental health issues. In a staff representative role she has provided assistance on a range of wellbeing matters, and where appropriate has worked to further issues that have signified the need for cultural and organisational change. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown periods Fiona provided support on a daily basis, both working in school with identified students as well as liaising with parents and students at home.

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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