Are you confident that your entire school community feel supported, valued, and that their wellbeing is prioritised during these challenging times?
The first cohort of participants in the UK have completed the Zoom facilitated ‘Senior Mental Health Lead’ training course (UK, DfE approved) and here are some examples of the feedback received!
The goal of implementing and sustaining an effective whole-school approach to embedding a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing can be daunting! Often, schools’ great intentions do not materialise into positive coordinated action 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 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, New Zealand, and in delivering ‘wellbeing training’ in a range of international schools (example feedback below).
Skills and Tools
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, trustees, and parents
Review current policies, procedures and structures that support mental health and implement a needs assessment
Monitor, review, evaluate and receive ongoing support and guidance (via free monthly SMHL ‘Professional Network’ zoom meetings)
Prioritise needs and develop a plan of action
Implementation of the plan
There will be 4 zoom facilitated group sessions (one per month) and I also offer 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 free access to the monthly ‘Professional Network’ after the official completion of the course.
Course 1 dates (UK time)
14 November 4-5.30pm
12 December 4-5.30pm
23 January 4-5.30pm