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Senior Mental Health Lead Course
Our brand new course for people new to the role of Senior Mental Health Lead who need to better understand the role, audit your school's current Mental Health approach, and feel more confident in your work.
This course is online, self-paced with monthly live calls; and is aimed at new leaders who are at the beginning of their SHML journey. Being online, learners can join us from primary, secondary and special schools located anywhere in the UK and, indeed, internationally.FIND OUT MORE
LEARN HOW TO FACILITATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Facilitating positive change in children and young people
The new role of Senior Mental Health Lead in schools is an opportunity to support children and young people. Over recent years, for many children, their mental health and well-being has been declining.
The Children's Society's 'The Good Childhood Report 2021' found that "modern life continues to erode the happiness of young people. Dissatisfied with school, friendships and how they look, children deserve drastic change."
We asked over 300 Designated Safeguarding Leads and Senior Mental Health Leads and they told that the key barriers to an embedded mental health culture in schools was time, training and knowledge.
In this course from Andrew Hall (pictured right) and Success In Schools, we will help you identify your learning needs, devise a clear action plan and allow you to work through the online modules at your own pace.
What you will learn
These are the eight outcomes set out in 'Learning outcomes for senior mental health leads in schools and colleges (DfE, 2021)'
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Champion efforts to promote and support mental health and wellbeing.
IDENTIFYING NEED AND MONITORING IMPACT OF INTERVENTIONS
Plan appropriate responses to students’ mental health and wellbeing needs.
TARGETED SUPPORT AND APPROPRIATE REFERRALS
Ensure children and young people can get timely and appropriate support.
Support their own mental wellbeing, and that of pupils and students.
CREATING AN ETHOS AND ENVIRONMENT
that promotes respect and values diversity.
ENABLING THE STUDENT VOICE
The voice of every learner is heard and valued, and influences decisions
WORKING WITH PARENTS, FAMILIES AND CARERS
So that everyone works as a genuine team around pupils and students, with a consistency of approach and shared aims and strategies.
CURRICULUM, TEACHING AND LEARNING
To promote resilience and support social and emotional learning.
Mental Health Pro Handbook
Accompanying the course is this 300-page handbook, a constant reference to support your learning and development.
All the tools you need to be an effective Senior Mental Health Lead
This online course for Senior Mental Health Leads includes 12-month's access to Mental Health Pro.
Videos and written materials to help met the eight learning outcomes for Senior Mental Health Leads.
Guided needs assessment
Find out your development needs using our simple assessment tool.
Self-paced guided learning
Choose when you learn at a time and pace that is convenient for you.
Access to a online repository of ready-to use resources
Draw on a growing set of resources to help deepen your understanding or share with colleagues during CPD sessions.
Get your questions answered
Ask the questions you need answers to from others in the community or from our tutors.
Access an online community of SMHL colleagues
Meet other colleagues in our online community and share your moments of pride or draw on the hive mind.
Support to create an effective action plan
Effective action plans help get things done. We'll help you identify the steps that are needed.
Individual feedback for your Mental Health development plan
All development plans submitted will receive personalised feedback.
Easily accessible smartphone app
A simple to use smartphone app for iOS and Android will give you easy access to the course content whenever needed.
Understanding and implementing the role of senior mental health leads