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What we’ve learned from senior mental health lead training

Learn more about the senior mental health lead role and what we’ve learned through delivering the national training programme.

About this training

In 2021, the Department for Education introduced a new scheme to offer funded senior mental health lead training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.

At Anna Freud, we have been part of this scheme from the beginning, training thousands of delegates to become senior mental health leads in their settings.

This seminar will provide an update and insight into senior mental health lead training in schools and colleges. We will look at the current landscape and key challenges, and will share what we’ve learned about practical strategies and approaches.

Speakers will include our Head of Training and National Programmes, as well as a trainer delivering the training on the ground. We will also hear from a current senior mental health leads who will talk about how they have implemented changes learned from the training in their setting.

Aims of this training

  • Improved awareness and understanding of senior mental health lead training;

  • Increased knowledge of practical strategies and what works;

  • Better understanding of the approaches for overcoming some of the common barriers to implementing a whole school approach;

  • Greater awareness of what support is available to senior mental health leads.

Who is this training for?

  • Education professionals;

  • Those with responsibility for supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges;

  • Anyone interested in learning more about senior mental health lead training.

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