Designated Mental Health Lead training for schools and colleges

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We are leading a national consortium to support local delivery of Department for Education funded Designated Mental Health Lead training and have applied for DfE approval for these courses to be funded by the Mental Health Lead training grant.

The consortium, which is backed by the British Psychological Society, the Society of Occupational Medicine and also Open Awards, has local members with local knowledge delivering the training. The course is 3-days long, followed by a portfolio, which will gain you an accredited Level 4 Qualification.

We are awaiting final details from the DfE and final quality assurance as a large consortium, but the DfE have said that schools and colleges in England will apply for the £1200 grant from them to cover the £800 cost of the training and qualification, plus a contribution towards cover costs. Due to this delay, we are not issuing invoices until the information on the grants is released and courses approved. Schools and colleges can buy additional places on the courses.

Headteachers, Senior Leaders and senior Trust staff

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The pathway for Headteachers, Deputies and other senior leaders who are also undertaking the role of Designated Mental Health Lead and want to make the impact in their setting as well as in the community, pupil’s lives and potentially other schools or colleges. Delivered by local providers, such as local authorities, or online, this three-day training in-depth coverage and discussion of the multiple facets of what is a complex topic in your setting. It covers the requirements for the mental health lead training, but applies it broader to your ethos, culture and staff wellbeing, in addition to pupil mental health.

Participants need to complete some self-study and keep a portfolio to gain evidence meeting the requirements of a lead and become certified. Delivered by local providers, such as local authorities, or online, this three-day training in-depth coverage and discussion of the multiple facets of what is a complex role. It covers the requirements for the mental health lead training, but applies it broader to your ethos, culture and staff wellbeing, in addition to pupil mental health. Participants completing this will also earn a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership (Education) and a certificate of meeting the requirements of a National Educational Leader in Mental Health.

Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead

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This pathway is for Mental Health Leads who sit outside the senior leadership positions and are already in role.

Delivered by local providers, such as local authorities, or online, this three-day training in-depth coverage and discussion of the multiple facets of what is a complex role. It covers the requirements for the mental health lead training, but applies it broader to your ethos, culture and staff wellbeing, in addition to pupil mental health.

Available locally or available online, advanced training covers the full DfE specification for the role and lasts three days and involves some self-study and keeping a portfolio to gain evidence meeting the requirements of a lead and become certified. Participants completing this will also earn a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

We also have a self-study route for both pathways, where leads can access online modules and select the ones most suitable to their needs.

Grant process

Whilst the DfE have not confirmed final details, we believe the process to be:

  1. Reserve your place on a course (currently these are not being invoiced until the grants become available and courses are approved)
  2. Apply for the grant
  3. We give you a code to claim your grant and invoice you
  4. You claim for the grant money
  5. We confirm your place
  6. You attend the training

Details of the grant are due imminently, until then we recommend reserving your place on a course to avoid disappointment.

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