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What experience does Teach Well Toolkit have of delivering training in schools?

We are qualified teachers with over 60 years combined experience in primary and secondary education and have substantial experience in leading whole-school change and delivering training.

We also have qualifications in Mental Health, First Aid for Mental Health, Bereavement Counselling and Wellbeing Coaching. We are ideally placed to deliver SMHL training and provide support while you are leading whole-school change.

We are both Fellows of the Chartered College and Steve is an elected member of Council.

We deliver the Senior Mental Health Lead Course fully online, protecting you from Covid and saving you time and travel expenses.

Further training

On completion of the online training, you will have the opportunity to register for the Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership (Open Awards). This advanced qualification incorporates the work you will do as a Senior Mental Health Lead over the course of the 6 months.

Although it is designed for anyone who is a school mental health lead, it is particularly relevant if you are aiming for a leadership position, especially in pastoral care (See

We will give you more information on Day Two of the DfE Senior Mental Health Lead training.

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What does the training involve?

The training is in two parts: Part 1 is an online two-day course. Part 2 consists of 6 months of support for you in your role as Senior Mental Health Lead as you build a whole-school culture of wellbeing and mental health, working with staff, pupils and the wider school community.

Included with the course is a 12-month subscription to Teach Well Toolkit Membership. The Teach Well Toolkit is a wellbeing and mental health service for staff in schools. One of the tools is our unique Teach Well Toolkit Programme which takes you step-by-step through a process of whole-school change.

You will also belong to a network of School Mental Health Leads via a private WhatsApp group, enabling you to share ideas and strategies with members of your course.

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What is included in Part 1, the online training course?

Part 1: Online training course programme (Two days)


09.30 - 10.30 The whole-school role of the Senior Mental Health Lead.

10.30 - 11.00 Performing the role in your school context: Discussion and feedback.

11.00 - 11.15 Break.

11.15 - 12.30 The causes of staff and pupil mental ill-health: two sides of the same coin.

12.30 - 13.00 Lunch.

13.00 - 14.00 Mental Health in the formal and hidden curriculum.

14.00 - 15.00 Identifying staff and pupil mental health needs: Whole-school strategies.

15.00 - 15.30 Action planning.


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09.30 - 09.45 Recap of Day 1 and questions.

09.45 - 10.30 Whole-school change in wellbeing and mental health: Applying Kotter's 4 Principles and 8 Accelerators

Accelerators 1-4

1. Creating a sense of urgency.

2. Building a guiding coalition.

3. Forming a strategic vision and initiatives.

4. Enlisting a volunteer army.

10.30 - 10.45 Action planning.

10.45 - 11.00 Summary and feedback.

11.00 - 11.15 Break.

Kotter's 4 Principles of Organisational Change

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11.15 - 12.30 Whole-school change in wellbeing and mental health: Applying Kotter's 4 Principles and 8 Accelerators

Accelerators 5-8

5. Enabling action by removing barriers.

6. Generating short-term wins.

7. Sustaining acceleration.

8. Instituting change.

12.30 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 13.15 Action planning.

13.15 - 13.30 Summary and feedback.

13.30 - 14.15 Supporting pupil mental health.

14.15 - 15. 30 Supporting staff mental health.

15.30 - 15. 45 Action planning.

15.45 - 16. 00 Plenary and close.

[A copy of Waters, (Ed) (2021) Cultures of Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools Open University Press/McGraw-Hill is included with the course]

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What does part 2 of the training involve?

Part 2 of the training supports you to build a whole-school culture of staff and pupil wellbeing and mental health in your role as Senior Mental Health Lead.

Our unique Teach Well Toolkit Programme contains everything you will need to lead whole-school change, including documents, research into mental health in schools and customisable emails to staff. Whether you are new to leading whole-school change or have experience, the Teach Well Toolkit Programme gives you the support you need. There are 8 online modules in total, with 24/7 access.

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How much does Teach Well Toolkit Senior Mental Health Lead training cost?

The cost of Teach Well Toolkit Senior Mental Health Lead training is £895 or £795 if you are an independent school and are therefore not eligible for funding.

State Schools in England are fully funded by the DfE. Your school can claim £1200. After paying for the SMHL training, you can use the rest of the funding as you wish to support school wellbeing and mental health.

Great! I want to go ahead. What do I do now?

Step 1: Book your two-day course.

Step 2: Apply for the DfE school funding of £1200.

Step 3: Request an invoice. We will send it to your school.


Step 4: Use the checkout to pay by card. The course costs £895 in total, including Part 2.


Book Senior Mental Health Lead training

Each course is two days: 09.30 - 15.30

Thursday, 9th December & Friday, 10th December 2021



Thursday 17th February & Friday 18th February 2022



Spring half-term break

Thursday, 31st March & Friday 1st April 2022



Easter holiday

Thursday, 26th May & Friday, 27th May 2022

Fully Booked


Summer half-term break

Thursday, 14th July & Friday 15th July 2022

Booking quickly

Training dates during Sept 2022 - July 2023 will be released on

Monday 12th September 2022


Summer holiday


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£1200 DfE funding

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Please note: All schools in England are entitled to free Senior Mental Health Lead training. Funding is guaranteed until 2025. Funding is allocated during the tax year, April to April. If funding runs out in the current tax year, another phase of funding will be released by April. If you apply for funding and it has run out for the current tax year, you will be placed on a waiting list. When more funding is released, you will be the first to receive it.

We strongly recommend that you book a provisional place on our course. This will guarantee that your place will be held for you until your school has received funding and is able to make the payment. will confirm your place when you settle our invoice. Payment terms are normally 30 days but we will waive this if the DfE has placed you on a waiting list.


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