1st September 2020

This is an online training - access to the online platform will be granted on the above date and you will have access for 6 months from this date


Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
Online Training Programme - 4 hours learning content
4 hours video content




School Licence - Unlimited Delegates

Places available

About this course

Upon purchasing the programme, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note access to the training will be granted once payment is received. On the above date you will receive an email with joining instructions. Access to the online training is granted for 6 months from the course date you purchased.


Course Overview

There are four 1-hour units which can be completed in your own time. Each unit is made up of high quality and evidence-based audio, video, and written presentation materials, with exercise and actions for you to complete to enhance your learning. Each licence also includes the opportunity for one member of your organisation to join a live follow up webinar to discuss the course material and reflect on learning with our course tutors.

Evidence shows that unexpected change and loss can have an impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This course will focus on the current experience of children and young people as a result of the pandemic, based on the most recent evidence. This course gives clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during the current crisis, including those who may already be vulnerable or suffering from mental health difficulties.

Unit 1: The impact of unexpected change on mental health and emotional wellbeing

Unit 2: Anxiety - how do we support children and young people during this time?

Unit 3: Tips for talking about mental health and supporting children and young people

Unit 4: Thinking about the wider school community – engaging parents and thinking about staff wellbeing

Who is this training suitable for?

Our training modules are suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a secondary school, college or community setting and could include:

  • School leaders
  • Teachers and staff in schools and colleges
  • SEN/Designated Mental Health Leads
  • Learning mentors
  • PSHE leads

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Specific guidance about mental health in the current climate related to coronavirus and the impact of lockdown and how to support children and young people in your schools and colleges
  • Establish and embed sources of support for your children and young people experiencing anxiety
  • Learn from examples of good practice and shared experiences between schools
  • Apply practical, evidence-based tools in your setting to support mental health and wellbeing including our top tips for talking to children and young people about mental health
  • Understand and be able to implement a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
    • Signposting to trusted mental health and wellbeing resources and sources of support

Should you have any questions, please email school.training@annafreud.org to discuss your requirements.