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Mental Health and Wellbeing




Youth Mental Health First Aid – Two Day

This qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing, as well as practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress. This course covers common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide, psychosis and eating disorders.

Youth MHFA Champion – One Day

This one-day course gives you an understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people. Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness and skills to support positive wellbeing.

Youth Mental Health Aware – Half Day

This introductory four-hour session provides an understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people and skills to support young people and relate to their experience.

Mental Health & Wellbeing School CPD

This pre-recorded 40-minute CPD session is suitable for both primary and secondary school staff and provides a foundational understanding of supporting pupil wellbeing within schools. This training session covers: definitions of mental health and wellbeing, risk and protective factors, recognising signs of poor wellbeing, and guidance on providing support for pupils.

Further information about the Mental Health First Aid training can be found here:

Please contact Susie Mapledoram for information regarding these training options.



Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

A signposting document for those supporting young people to find access to further information, guidance and resources. Download here

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support for Young People

A resource for young people to find access to information and support for their emotional wellbeing. Download here

Schools Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy

The following example policy has been developed to support Diocesan schools in writing their own mental health and wellbeing policy. This example policy has been adapted from The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Policy Guidance, which is also referenced in the Church of England’s interim SIAMS guidance, Mental Health and Wellbeing: Towards a Whole School Approach in March 2018.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy example policy

SIAMS Guidance, Mental Health and Wellbeing: Towards a Whole School Approach

Anna Freud – Five Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing

An evidence-based framework so that you can decide on your own approach to mental health and wellbeing in 5 simple steps. The 5 Steps Framework is developed by mental health experts and teachers, for teachers.

It's interactive, it's simple and it's free. It will help you to support staff, lead change, and engage with parents, carers and the community so that you can meet your pupils' and students' needs.

Find it here

RENEW: Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource

A collection of resources for schools to support pupil wellbeing returning to school after lockdown. This resource has been adapted for both primary and secondary schools and includes guidance on supporting pupil wellbeing, reflections on key wellbeing themes, collective worship plans, tutorial reflections, lesson plans and pastoral support resources.

Secondary resource: Download here

Primary resource: Download here

Supporting Children and Young People Navigating Loss

Resources, sessions and advice for support children and young people experiencing grief and loss. Download here



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