About this course


This seminar will take place online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)

Change is complex. Establishing a whole or school college approach to mental health is a major transformational task. Yet increasingly this is what schools are expected to deliver. The rewards are clear. Research shows what teachers already know: happier children do better and have higher attendance rates than those whose problems are unresolved.

So how do you go about it? The Anna Freud Centre is launching its 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, a simple, free and interactive tool to help schools and college develop a whole setting approach on their own terms.

We will be holding five seminars throughout the year based on each of the steps: Leading change, Working together, Understanding need, Promoting wellbeing and Supporting staff.

About this seminar

This seminar, chaired by Professor Peter Fonagy, is the first of the series and focuses on the first of our 5 steps: Leading change.

Our expert speakers include Dr David Frost, a national expert on teacher leadership. Together they will explore the link between leadership and mental health, and offer insights into how schools leaders can go about creating a culture shift to embed whole-school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

There will be time for questions and answers towards the end of the session.

Who is this seminar suitable for?

All school leaders, teachers, school staff and mental health workers in schools, educational psychologists, and any allied professionals interested in supporting mental health in schools and colleges.

Please contact schoolsinmind@annafreud.org for any queries relating to this seminar.