Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Leading a Mentally Healthy School training modules have been funded by Health Education England (HEE) and created by the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations. The two day course is aimed specifically at Senior Leaders and focuses on reflection of current provision and strategic planning to help develop a mentally healthy school.

Leading a Mentally Healthy School aims:
 to enable and empower senior leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
 to equip senior leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.
Module content:
This course is about LEADERSHIP of a mentally healthy school.


Module 1: Ethos, culture and strategic leadership
 What is mental health?
 Why have a whole school approach to mental health?
 The importance of ethos and culture.
 Strategic planning.
Module 2: Policies and procedures for impact
 Policies and leadership.
 Signs and symptoms.
 Procedures for impact.


“A must for all schools and academies!” Jill Marston, Primary Executive of the Priory Federation of Academies Trust (June 2018)