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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.

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 is offering a grant of £1,200 for all eligible state-funded schools and colleges to train a senior mental health lead. Funding is currently available until 31 March 2024.

Settings are eligible to claim a second grant if their previous senior lead has left the setting, or has moved roles and is no longer able to embed a whole-school or college approach.