Leeds Trinity University

Who are we

Leeds Trinity University has a reputation for providing quality teacher education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We also provide a range of CPD courses for schools and educational providers. We hold a service level agreement to provide SENCo education for Leeds local authority. Within the University sits the Institute of Childhood and Education which our team of trainers for the Mental health lead in schools work within. This team of academic practitioners and school leaders are specialists in developing whole school mental health. They teach, research, practice and train in areas linked to inclusive education, special educational needs, school leadership and mental health. Members of the team also deliver on national leadership qualifications. The leader of our Mental health lead in schools CPD programme is a Senior Professional Practice Fellow in Mental Health and Special Needs in schools.

What do we do

We aim to educate professionals in schools and educational settings on how to support inclusive environments and develop practice linked to improving educational outcomes and emotional well-being of children and young people. Our team delivers on our highly popular MA in Mental health in children and young people, the National Award for Special educational needs and our teacher training programmes.

We have expertise within our faculty on the following and how to develop practice to address these issues in your setting:

  • Whole school approaches to mental health
  • The development of the role of Mental Health leads in schools
  • The links between lowered educational outcomes and poor mental health and emotional well-being
  • The links between poverty and poor mental health
  • Whole school trauma informed practice
  • Individual trauma informed practice
  • Developing a resilient school community
  • The co-morbidity of special educational needs and mental health
  • Developing supervision methods for mental health in schools
  • The use of formulation tools in education
  • Family interventions in schools to support mental health of children and young people
  • Assessment strategies for emotional well-being and Mental Health
  • Curriculum development for emotional well-being and positive mental health
  • Bullying and mental health developing whole school approaches
  • Work based action research projects in schools on Mental Health school improvement focus areas

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