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Leeds Trinity University is in partnership with a leading national consortium, the National Network for Mental Health Leads, to support local delivery of the Department for Education (DfE) funded Designated Mental Health Lead training. This consortium has received DfE approval for these courses to be funded by the Mental Health Lead training grant, which we are offering to your organisation. 

The consortium, which is backed by a range of organisations such as the British Psychological Society and the Society of Occupational Medicine, has developed courses that are to be delivered by Leeds Trinity University.  There are two courses that can be applied for:

Advanced Mental Health Lead Course (3 days)

This course is for those appointed to be the Mental Health Lead for a School or College but who do not sit on the Senior Leadership team.  Those attending will normally have had some basic or introductory training or experience in the role.

The course itself starts with a module discussing the essence of the full role (as determined by the DfE), before moving onto a module on ethos and culture for pupils. The following modules focus on leadership and management of the topic, pupil voice, engagement with parents, carers, the community and the staff body, including overcoming difficulties in working with others. The final part focuses on reflecting on available local mental health services for pupils, in addition to a module on understanding the mental health and wellbeing requirements in the curriculum.

Modules covered:

  • Understanding the Role
  • Ethos and Culture
  • Leadership and Management
  • Pupil Voice
  • Parents, Carers and Community
  • Staff Support and Development
  • Mental Health Interventions
  • Targeted Approach
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning

Link:      Advanced Designated Mental Health Lead Course – National Network of Mental Health Leads

Dates:   Tuesday 25th January 2022; Tuesday 15th February 2022 and Tuesday 15th March 2022

Timings: 9am – 4pm (each day)

 

National Educational Leaders in Mental Health (3 days)

This course is for Headteachers, Principals, Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, Local Authority Staff, Multi-Academy Trust Staff and others in strategic roles wanting to make an impact in their setting, community, and other settings.

The course itself starts with a module discussing the essence of the full role (as determined by the Department for Education), before moving onto an in-depth module on ethos and culture. This reflection on whole-setting aspirations forms the context of the rest of the course, as learners reflect on their leadership and management approaches, engagement with pupils, parents, carers, the community, and the staff body. The final part focuses on reflecting on available local mental health services for both staff and pupils, in addition to a module on building mental health and wellbeing into the curriculum. This course will cover the aspects of an advanced course with a focus on leadership at whole school level and workforce development.

Modules covered:

  • Understanding the Role
  • Ethos and Culture
  • Leadership and Management
  • Pupil Voice
  • Parents, Carers and Community
  • Staff Support and Development
  • Mental Health Interventions
  • Targeted Approach
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning

Click your desired dates to book, using the Mental Health Lead website.

Dates:

Timings: 9am – 4pm (each day)

Both courses are followed by attendees developing a work-related portfolio on your work as a Mental Health Lead for which you will receive an accredited Level 4 qualification.

Grant process and contact information

The DfE have announced a £1,200 grant for Schools and Colleges in England (not independent) and this is designed to cover the cost of training for ONE person on an approved mental health lead training course, with some left over to cover costs etc. (our courses cost £800 for example).  We are unable to view the process as we are not a School, but based on the queries our partner Schools have raised, this is what we understand it to be:

  1. Apply for the grant via:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/senior-mental-health-lead-training-grant-funding
  2. You need a DfE login and it will ask for your organisation (your School/College)
  3. You receive an email with a 10-12 digit code confirming your application.
  4. Pay your provider’s invoice.
  5. The DfE will email you when it is time to apply to receive the grant, this will involve uploading our invoice to the DfE within 6 weeks.
  6. Please make sure you are booking onto a Leeds Trinity University course see the links above.

If you require further information about the process above or signing up for the courses, please call: 02381 120010 or email: info@rootofit.com.

If you wish to discuss work in addition to the Mental Health Lead training course, please email Bev Peartree: b.peartree@leedstrinity.ac.uk.