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Senior mental health lead training

Online training courses for senior mental health leads, helping you develop a sustainable whole-school approach to mental health.

About this training

Our online training for senior mental health leads is CPD-accredited and Department for Education-assured.

The courses will give you the knowledge and skills to implement a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

They are fully funded by the Department for Education, meaning that eligible schools can attend the training for free.

Who is this training for?

The training courses are suitable for any staff member who is the designated mental health lead in their setting. This may include:

  • Headteachers

  • Deputy heads

  • SENCOs

  • Pastoral leads

  • Safeguarding leads

  • All others in school leadership positions

All delegates receive a CPD certificate on completion of our courses.

If you're not sure which course to book please use Leeds Beckett University's learning level assessment tool here.

Course options

The majority of our courses are delivered online but we do sometimes offer face-to-face sessions. If you would prefer a face-to-face session you can express your interest or email us at

Applying for DfE funding

DfE are now offering a grant of £1,200 for eligible state-funded schools and colleges in England to train a senior mental health lead by 31 March 2025. Please note you must reserve your grant by 31 December 2024.

You may be able to apply for a second grant if your senior mental health lead left before embedding a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.