Mental health and wellbeing training for schools and colleges

Are you looking to book mental health training for your school, college, or community organisation?

We provide exceptional evidenced based training and interactive workshops online to develop the key skills needed to support children's and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing. Our training materials have been expertly written in partnership with clinicians and teachers and will be delivered by one of our highly experienced qualified trainers.

During 2019/2020, the Anna Freud Centre successfully delivered Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT), an evidence-based training programme for secondary school settings funded by the Department for Health and Social Care.

An impressive 99% of participants recommended the training delivered by the Anna Freud Centre, with one describing it as: ‘An incredibly informative, strategy-led course that has allowed us to develop and shape the way we focus on supporting the mental health of our staff and students. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough’. Read the evaluation report here.

All of our training modules can be tailored to meet your exact needs and are suitable for any staff member working with children and young people in a school, college or community setting. We offer tailored live workshops with discussion and group activities for upskilling staff, developing awareness, and sharing best practice within your setting. Perhaps you are looking to run a one-off twilight session or maybe multiple training sessions throughout half term? We can help.

Explore our training programme below which covers a variety of topics and find out how we can help you support all staff and pupils with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Meet our team of experts:

  • Cait Cooper

    Cait Cooper is the Deputy Director for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Cait recently joined the Anna Freud Centre; in her previous post she was a member of a Senior Leadership team specialising in Inclusion and Safeguarding. Cait has vast teaching experience and a strong understanding of the current education landscape; she is passionate about providing schools with the knowledge and skills necessary to support children and young people’s Mental Health and wellbeing. At the Anna Freud Centre Cait holds strategic oversight of a large number of projects at the Centre including Green Paper initiatives, training packages, and the growing Schools in Mind network.

  • Dr Rina Bajaj

    Rina is a Counselling Psychologist who has been working within the field of mental health since 2004. Rina has a diverse experience of working with children, adolescents and adults from a range of backgrounds. She has worked within the NHS, statutory organisations, the corporate world and the voluntary sector. In her role at the AFNCCF, Rina has delivered training to school professionals for nearly two years across England. She has been instrumental to developing and delivering schools-based interventions through the AFNCCF’s Schools in Mind network

  • Monisha Jefcut

    Monisha is the Training Manager for the Schools Team at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Before joining the Centre Monisha worked as a teacher for 30 years, in her previous post she was a member of a Senior Leadership team who specialised in Behaviour and Safeguarding.
    Having worked in diverse range of schools Monisha has extensive teaching experience and strong understanding of the current challenges within education; she is passionate about providing schools and staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
    At the Anna Freud Centre Monisha takes responsibility for managing a team of School Engagement Trainers as well as leading training across a number of projects including, government initiatives and specialist training packages

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