30th March 2020 30th March 2020


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1 day



Free for eligible schools

Places available

About this course

The Mental Health Awareness Training for secondary schools is underpinned by the Centre's longstanding experience of working within schools to support pupil, parent/carer and staff mental health.

Aims of the training:

  • Provide an evidence-based one-day training in Mental Health knowledge, skills and practical tools to enable the identification of the early signs of a Mental Health concern.
  • Build confidence across staff groups in education settings to talk to Children and Young People who are showing signs of on-going and/or crisis mental health concerns about their Mental Health and wellbeing.
  • Support staff to confidently embed a whole school approach to mental health, building an ethos that:
  • Promotes emotional wellbeing for pupils as well as school staff.
  • Reduces the stigma associated with mental health issues and supports a resilient workforce.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of resources to support Children and Young People’s mental health and wellbeing, ensuring school staff can effectively guide pupils and parents/carers to the right support.

This one-day training will be freely available to those mainstream secondary schools who have not yet received Mental Health First Aid Training in 2017 - 2018.

The training will be available for up to two members of staff from each eligible secondary school. View the directory of eligible secondary schools