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DfE - Senior Mental Health Lead Training (from 2021) 


These courses are available for schools in the CCG area of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. 

Further details, including booking links will be available during September. 

The Department for Education (DfE) is offering every school or college in England a grant for training to help the lead develop or introduce a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Taking a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges leads to improved pupil and student emotional health and wellbeing which can help readiness to learn.

The grant is a contribution to the cost of training and the hiring of supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning.

B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Councils aim to provide a local training offer, as part of this initiative, that schools in the CCG area will be able to access from Autumn 2021.

This is part of a range of government funded mental health support for schools and colleges that also includes:

  • Wellbeing for education recovery
  • The Link Programme
  • Relationships, health and sex education (RHSE) training module
  • Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)
  • Psychological first aid training

Proposed dates TBC


Session 1. Full day: Wednesday 10th November 2021. 9am-5pm (online).

Session 2: Half day follow up: Wednesday 23rd March 2022. 9am-12:30pm (online).


Session 1. Full day: Thursday 20th January 2022 (online).

Session 2. Half day follow up: Thursday 23rd June 2022. 9am-12:30pm (online).

Course content

To follow

Course booking links for schools in

B&NES: To follow

Swindon: To follow

Wiltshire: To follow

Local contacts

  • B&NES: Clare Laker (Public Health Development and Commissioning Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council) Clare_Laker@BATHNES.GOV.UK 

  • Swindon: Surbdeep Rai (Healthy Schools Programme Manager, Swindon Borough Council)  

Further information from the DfE