Senior mental health lead training grant

We are offering schools and colleges (settings) a grant to pay for senior mental health lead training.

The grant is to be used to pay for DfE quality assured training that provides a senior lead in your setting with the knowledge and skills to implement and sustain a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. Grants are available for around a third of all state schools and colleges in the 2021 to 2022 financial year, with the aim of offering grants to all settings by 2025.

If your setting is ready to develop or implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing, and has a senior mental health lead available to undertake training on or before 31st March 2022, you should apply now using this form.

This form can only be submitted by individual settings, this includes distinct institutions that have a campus ID but are part of a larger further education college. Settings within a single or multi-academy trust must apply individually.

All state funded education settings are eligible to apply for a grant:

  • mainstream academies and maintained schools
  • alternative provision academies
  • pupil referral units
  • special academies and maintained schools
  • further education colleges (one application per campus ID)
  • sixth form colleges

Before you start, you will need

  • commitment from your school or college senior leadership team to develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • to identify and provide, on request, the details of your senior mental health lead, who will receive the training in 2021 to 2022 financial year, to oversee your setting's whole school or college approach
  • to have read the accompanying published guidance and reflected on the learning outcomes

You'll also need to have a DfE Sign-in account

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