Senior Mental Health Lead Training Course

(DFE assured)

Often, schools’ great intentions do not materialise into positive coordinated action

This is due to lack of strategic vision; inconsistent communication; little understanding of relevant evidence-based research/theory; absence of support and guidance; which results in dis-jointed random activities/policies with no evaluation of impact.

This comprehensive Department of Education assured course will address these challenges, and you will be supported throughout and after the entire process by a successful former headteacher, resilience coach, and mental health first aid instructor with a background of successful leadership both in the UK and New Zealand. You will be provided with the practical skills and tools to be able to effect whole school change with sustainable long-term impact for the entire school community.

You will be able to:

Establish or utilise an existing core team representing staff, students, governors and parents/carers

Review current policies, procedures and structures that support mental health and implement a needs assessment

Prioritise needs and develop a plan of action

Implementation of the plan

Monitor, review, evaluate and receive ongoing support and guidance

Course structure

There will be 4 zoom facilitated group sessions (one per month) and I will also be offering 1:1 personalised 60-minute coaching sessions that can be booked at suitable times between the group sessions.

This will allow each participant to receive bespoke support and guidance relevant to their school (4 hours per participant).

Each participant also receives a 30 minute ‘pre-course’ call and a 60 minute ‘follow-up’ coaching session one month after the completion of the course to provide further support and guidance in tackling any challenges faced.

I also provide 2x30 minute telephone support sessions for each participant-booked when needed.

Accessibility: includes zoom meetings, PowerPoint presentations and pdf documents. Please contact me for further details.

Course dates

2023 - 2024

4 courses will be run throughout the school year - choose which one works best for you.


28 September 4 - 5.30pm
19 October 4 - 5.30pm
16 November 4 - 5.30pm
14 December 4 - 5.30pm


12 October 4 - 5.30pm
9 November 4 - 5.30pm
21 December 4 - 5.30pm
18 January 4 - 5.30pm


25 January 4-5.30pm
29 February 4-5.30pm
21 March 4-5.30pm
18 April 4-5.30pm


14 March 4-5.30pm
25 April 4-5.30pm
23 May 4-5.30pm
20 June 4-5.30pm

Cost £895

(Each school will receive £1200 - excess can be used to support/free up time for the course participant).

SMHL Code: SMHL036
Beginner Level

If you are eligible for DfE grant funding you can apply for DfE funding to attend my course.
Please quote my training course code - SMHL036.

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