National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Norfolk October 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: TBC, Norwich

Times: TBC

Dates: 18th October 2022, 22nd November & 24th January 2023

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 Instructor

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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