Mental Health in Schools: The Role of Leaders in Supporting Positive Wellbeing

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Education Safeguarding Professional, Jatinder Matharu, on behalf of Giovanni Ferri Children and Young People’s Transformation Manager (NHS Frimley) for the attention of School Leaders

Free webinars on mental health in schools offer from The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Presented by four experts in the education sector, the free webinar series will explore the roles and responsibilities school leaders have in supporting mental health and wellbeing in their educational setting.The principles behind implementing a whole school approach to mental health and will be provided with practical tools and guidance. These free webinars are suitable for leaders working in a range of educational settings and who have an interest in mental health and wellbeing.

There are four webinars in this series:

1. Mental health in schools: an introduction to mental health leadership
Thursday 20 October 2022: 16:00 – 17:00 
The introductory webinar - the role that school leaders can play in ensuring good mental health and wellbeing – for children, young people and staff.

2. Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in early years
Tuesday 6 December 2022: 16:00 – 17:00 
Promoting the social, emotional and mental health of children and adults in early years settings.

3. Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in primary settings
Tuesday 7 February 2023: 16:00 – 17:00 
The topic of anxiety and how it presents within school, or through school avoidance. Considering some practical ideas for making primary schools feel like a safe space for learning.

4. Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in secondary settings
Tuesday 25 April 2023: 16:00 – 17:00 
Heather Daulphin, will explore the range of mental health and wellbeing challenges presented in secondary settings and how students, and staff can be supported with these.

Register to watch the Webinars here

The aim is to make the webinar series as helpful as possible. It is aimed at people in which ever setting they work in; heateachers, members of the school senior management team, designated mental health lead, governor or SENCo.

The free webinars support the online training course Senior mental health lead training: a whole school approach