National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Norfolk 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.

Discounts: If you are training a 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.

Venue: tbc

Times: tbc

Dates: 16th Nov 2021, 11th Jan 2022 & 22nd Feb

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

Anna Sims Anna Sims Trainer

I am an Inclusion Adviser focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing for Norfolk County Council. My current role includes training, supporting schools to audit their current whole school approach, action planning and evaluating impact as well sharing good practice through MHWB network meetings and wellbeing newsletters. I am the Norfolk lead for the Anna Freud Mental Health Services and Schools Link Programme and facilitate regular meetings for MH services across Norfolk. I led on the bid and introduction of Mental Health Support Teams in Norfolk and Waveney and worked in collaboration with Ormiston Families to set up and recruit schools to the teams. I deliver both (PATHS) Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies training and Steps, a whole school approach to positive behaviour planning in Norfolk Schools. My background is in teaching and previously I was a trainer promoting a whole school approach to physical and mental health as part of Norfolk Healthy Schools Team. I led and developed training and resources for PSHE, drug education, positive playtimes

Dr Bianca Finger-Berry Dr Bianca Finger-Berry Trainer

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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