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Mental Health Awareness Training in Secondary Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to offer a comprehensive free Mental Health Awareness Training, centered around a one-day face-to-face training.  

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 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.

 Who is the training for? 

The first two years of the three year programme were delivered by Mental Health First Aid England (2017 - 2018). 

We are delighted to have been commissioned to deliver the third and final year of this training programme. 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. 

A directory of eligible secondary schools will also shortly be made available.  

When will the training take place? 

  • The training will take place across England in over 100 locations between 1st September 2019 - 31st March 2020.
  • A list of available training dates will shortly be made available for Autumn Term 2019 and Spring Term 2020. 

 To find out whether your school is eligible or to register your interest in attending a training, please email