National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Lincoln November 2021

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: LEAD Teaching School Hub, The Regatta, Henley Way, Lincoln, LN6 3QR

Times: 09:30-16:00

Dates: 17th Nov 2021, 26th Jan 2022 & 23rd March 2022

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

Leigh Leigh Trainer

I have worked in mainstream and special education for over 20 years, from Early Years through to Post-16. I am currently the Deputy Director of Education for SEND with a multi-academy trust. Prior to my current role I spent 14 years working at a Hospital School for young people with complex mental ill health that required inpatient admission. I was Headteacher of the school for 7 years. I am passionate about enabling colleagues to support the mental health of everyone in their settings.

Ann Ann Trainer

I have over 30 years’ experience working in the education sector with many of those years teaching children and young people in specialist schools. During that time, I have undertaken numerous roles whilst ensuring the best outcomes for children. As Director of Safeguarding and Wellbeing I am responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring Safeguarding and Wellbeing across the Trust driving a high-performance culture and teamwork. I work with all schools sharing good practice to ensure Safeguarding and Wellbeing are at the forefront.

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).