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With child and adolescent mental health services under increasing pressure, schools play a crucial role in identifying and supporting children at risk of, or suffering from, mental health problems.

It is estimated that one in ten children and young people have a diagnosable mental disorder, and as these numbers continue to rise, it is essential that schools have the knowledge and the capacity to support affected pupils.

Our Supporting Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing training course is designed to provide you with practical tools and techniques to measure, monitor and manage mental health challenges within your school. Work through case study examples and take away strategies you can implement that will stop mental health being a barrier to both teaching and learning.

Through interactive sessions and practical workshops, leave this training course with the confidence to support your pupils’ mental wellbeing, ensure that you comply with the legal duty of care and learn how you can create a mentally healthy school for pupils, parents and staff.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the position of your school and the key challenges related to pupils’ mental wellbeing
  • Learn from expert guidance on how to embed a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • Know how you can work with mental health support services and focus on prevention through early identification and intervention
  • Understand and implement the latest safeguarding guidance and effectively respond to your school’s legal responsibilities
  • Identify practical techniques that will build pupils’ emotional resilience and improve learning outcomes
  • Develop an action plan that prioritises the mental wellbeing of both staff and pupils within your school
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing: Identification and Intervention

  • Discuss the key challenges related to both staff and pupil mental wellbeing within your institution including the challenges associated with social media
  • Know how to identify signs of mental ill-health and explore different mental health disorders
  • Establish how to tackle the use of negative coping strategies such as self-harm
  • Take away practical techniques that can be used to reduce the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety among staff and pupils
  • Respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) with trauma-informed care
10:45 - 11:30

Whole School Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing

Hear from a School Leader on how to promote wellbeing and resilience in pupils from an early age and the impact that this can have. 

  • Pinpoint what wellbeing in the school environment looks like and the impact that supporting pupils’ mental wellbeing can have
  • Learn about ideas and strategies that boost student wellbeing and happiness
  • Determine how to embed a whole school approach to promote emotional health and wellbeing
  • Consider parental influence and expectations and how best to deal with parents when it comes to pupils’ mental health
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:30

Developing an Effective Multi-Agency Approach to Children’s Mental Health

  • Explore the benefits of having a single point of contact (SPOC) from external mental health services
  • Understand the importance of efficient, regular and open communication with single points of contact from CAMHS or the voluntary sector
  • Learn how developing a collaborative approach can improve the efficiency of referrals and equip your school to better support pupils internally
  • Be assured that you are responding appropriately to the mental health needs of your pupils and are intervening in an effective way
12:30 - 13:15

Legal Obligations for Schools

Take the opportunity to have your questions answered during this interactive legal session

  • Understand the legal Duty of Care
  • Know your responsibilities as a school to promote positive mental health and support pupils with mental health needs
  • Clarify when interventions are appropriate and learn how to make referrals
13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:00

Practical Approaches to Promote Positive Mental Health

Work through exercises that identify practical techniques that will build pupils’ emotional resilience and improve learning outcomes.

  • Take away practical tips and techniques that enable you to promote positive mental health in your school including how to measure and monitor mental wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of prioritising staff mental wellbeing and examine what you can do to support your staff
  • Ensure that wellbeing is reflected in the design of behaviour policies, curriculum and pastoral support by looking at useful resources, lesson plans and websites
  • Learn how to embed wellbeing and resilience into a planned PSCHE programme
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Embed Early Intervention Processes

During this session, work with the Chair and peers to create an action plan that prioritises mental wellbeing in your school.

  • Work through exercises that help you to identify signs of mental health issues and embed early intervention processes in your school
  • Learn how to make wellbeing a priority in your school improvement plans
  • Develop an action plan for improving staff and pupil wellbeing in your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


America Square Conference Centre

1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, , London , EC3N 2LB