Initial mental health awareness
This training offers an introduction to mental health in schools, raising staff awareness about children and young people’s mental health and how to offer support.
About this course
This training provides an initial insight into some of the mental health problems most frequently experienced by children and young people including anxiety, low mood, and self-harm.
As well as developing a shared language for discussing mental health, participants will learn about key actions and materials for school and college staff to champion mental health and wellbeing across the whole school community.
Who is it for?
Our training modules are suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school, college or community setting. This could include:
teachers in schools and colleges (including early career teachers)
This training is an initial mental health awareness training and therefore may not be suitable for established pastoral staff or trained senior mental health leads.
To gain an understanding of what is meant by mental health and what factors contribute to good mental health and poor mental health
To gain an understanding of the common mental health conditions for children and young people and how to support them
To learn practical knowledge of how to talk to children and young people about mental health
To gain access to trusted mental health and wellbeing resources and sources of support.