This free online training course is designed to improve education staff’s understanding of the impact of racism on mental health.

Black and racially minoritised young people can experience racism in many areas of their lives - including at school. Experiencing racism can have significant mental health consequences for young people.

Staff will learn practical strategies for tackling racism in schools, and how to introduce a whole-school approach to anti-racism and mental health.

The e-learning course

This e-learning is designed around our 5 Steps framework, which supports educators to create a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Teaching is broken down into five modules with a short quiz and suggested reflective activities at the end of each unit.

The course is designed for staff to complete at their own pace, but is estimated to take between 3 and 5 hours in total.

This training has been produced in collaboration with BLAM UK, the Honourable Stuart Lawrence, school staff from a range of settings, and features the voices of young people throughout.

Course objectives
  • to increase school staff’s knowledge and understanding of the impact of racism on the mental health of students and staff
  • to improve the confidence of staff to address racism and support the mental health of students and staff
  • to develop understanding of anti-racist practices within the context of a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing
Course modules
  • Leading change for anti-racism 
  • Working together to be an anti-racist school​
  • Understanding the needs of Black and racially minoritised students​
  • Promoting wellbeing of Black and racially minoritised students​
  • Supporting Black and racially minoritised staff

  • Online
  • Approx. 3 to 5 hours of self-guided content
  • Online course


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