Training

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Manchester Healthy Schools team is committed to providing training for schools in order to raise awareness about mental health and to equip staff with the skills required to be able to identify the early signs of mental stress and how to support a pupil in need.

Training has been developed to increase the confidence of staff in providing strategies to support a child in school. Training will also help staff to know how and when to access additional support from the community and other mental health services, including CAMHS.

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised Mental health and Wellbeing this year will have access to a wider selection of 'in-house' training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support this area below.

For more information please contact clare.ledsham@mft.nhs.uk .

More than 1 in 10 children and young people now suffer from a common mental health problem (YoungMinds, 2017). Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to supporting schools to develop early intervention and prevention strategies in order to develop the resilience and coping skills of children and young people.

Training & Events

Staff Wellbeing

Priority Primary Secondary Special

This training explores mental health and emotional intelligence to support educational staff to reflect upon their own mental health and wel...

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Free online training: We need to talk about suicide:

External Primary Secondary Special

This e-learning programme has been developed by a range of experts including experts by experience i.e. those people who have...

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Mental Health Awareness Training

Priority Primary Secondary Special

This training explores a range of mental health issues associated with children and young people. The training also gives an insight into th...

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Promoting resilience in the classroom

External Primary Secondary Special

This training explores the ‘Resilience Model’ defining resilience and the key attributes and influencing factors. The training also informs...

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Mental Health Lead Network Meeting - 9th December 2021

External Primary Secondary Special

The meetings offer staff the opportunity to: find out about developments and updates in the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health, sh...

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Mental Health Lead Network Meeting - 17th February 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

The meetings offer staff the opportunity to: find out about developments and updates in the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health, sh...

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Mental Health Lead Network Meeting - 30th June 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

The meetings offer staff the opportunity to: find out about developments and updates in the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health, sh...

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Mental Health Lead Network Meeting - 28th April 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

The meetings offer staff the opportunity to: find out about developments and updates in the field of Social, Emotional and Mental Health, sh...

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Promoting positive body image and self-esteem- 16th June 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

This training session covers the importance of a whole-school approach to body image and introduces the evidence-based research, resources a...

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Supporting staff wellbeing - 16 December 2021

External Primary Secondary Special

This training aims to equip schools with some simple guidance, initiatives, strategies and good practical examples where schools have succes...

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Engaging with parents/carers - 11th January 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

This training explores a range of innovative ways that schools can support 1) parent/carer mental health and 2) engage with parents/carers r...

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Setting up an effective and sustainable Peer mentoring programme - 3rd November 2021

External Primary Secondary Special

This training session will provide the support required to set up an effective and sustainable peer mentoring programme whilst exploring the...

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Exploring the role of physical activity in Mental Health and Wellbeing - 10th November 2021

External Primary Secondary Special

By creating a positive environment and by putting PE, sport and regular physical activity at the heart of school life, we are supporting and...

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Exploring the role of physical activity in Mental Health and Wellbeing - 6th July 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

By creating a positive environment and by putting PE, sport and regular physical activity at the heart of school life, we are supporting and...

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Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils through periods of adversity - 23rd June 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

This session advises on how schools can effectively support the mental health and wellbeing of their school community following adverse even...

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Supporting children with anxiety - 10th February 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

This training will aim to strengthen your understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people and develop strategies to help them...

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Supporting children with anxiety - 12th July 2022

External Primary Secondary Special

This training will aim to strengthen your understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people and develop strategies to help them...

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Supporting Senior Mental Health Leads to implement and sustain an effective whole school/college approach to mental health and wellbeing - Tuesday 30th November - 09:00-12:00

External Primary Secondary Special

This training has been designed to support Senior Mental Health Leads to implement and sustain an effective whole school/college approach to...

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