Senior Mental Health Lead Training

Senior Mental Health Leads in schools and colleges can now apply for grant funding to access Department for Education (DfE)-assured training.

The DfE is offering a £1,200 grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your setting.

Grants of £1,200 will be available to around a third of all state schools and colleges this financial year. This is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.

To find out more about accessing this grant and training visit the Senior Mental Health Lead Guidance webpage.

Wellbeing for Education Return (WfER) autumn sessions

The Wellbeing For Education Return (WfER) offer is funded by the DfE as part of its Senior Mental Health Lead training initiative. You are invited to a one-hour webinar to learn about this offer. Delivered by the YMCA, the webinar will:

  • Introduce the Mental Health Competency Framework and how it works
  • Provide access to an accompanying Training Needs Analysis to help you adopt a needs-led approach to procuring mental health training

The webinar is suitable for mental health leads or senior leaders in educational settings for ages 5–18. Please use the relevant registration link to register for the session you would like to attend. Please note your setting can only attend one session: