About this course

There has been limited formal learning from cross-system approaches to improving youth mental wellbeing.

During this course you will learn from the experiences and findings of the HeadStart programme and how these can inform the development of support for mental wellbeing in your locality.

We will consider planning, delivery and evaluation of support, and the benefits of taking a ‘test and learn’ stance.

Themes will include:

• Student engagement and voice
• Supporting parents
• Multi-agency approaches
• Working with the wider community
• Sustaining transformation

For each theme we will share approaches taken by local partnerships and reflect on their experiences and learning from implementing each type of activity.

Participants will benefit from case examples and practical ideas for interventions, complementing the development of an integrated approach to mental health and wellbeing support.

Who is this course suitable for

Local leaders of mental health and wellbeing (LA leads, Healthy Schools teams, commissioners, MAT leads)

Aims of the course

Participants will learn to:

• Apply recent learning to your context when developing a local offer mental wellbeing offers
• Plan wellbeing support and intervention that draws from evaluation research and implementation learning
• Integrate monitoring and evaluation into planning and delivery

System requirements for live online training

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver the live elements of this training. Please ensure you meet the system requirements for Zoom before booking on to any online live courses. Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.

The online platform, Blackboard Learn, will be used to deliver any self-guided learning and will provide access to handouts, materials and homework. Most laptops/ PCs/ MACs/ iPads and android devices work with Blackboard. Blackboard is best accessed through Google Chrome.

  • Half day

The Anna Freud Centre brings together those with a stake in the mental health of children and young people. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter and occasional updates about the Centre's training and events. 

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