The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to offer a comprehensive free Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT). MHAT is underpinned by the Centre’s longstanding experience of working within schools to support pupil, parent/carer and staff mental health. This one-day training grounded on a rigorous evidence base and will take place across England in over 130 locations over the next 6 months (September 2019 – March 2020). To find out whether your secondary school or sixth form college is eligible and to register to attend a free training, please visit the website.
Over the next four years all schools and colleges will be expected to have a trained designated mental health lead in their setting. The Anna Freud Centre has created a simple framework to help. The Ofsted Inspection Framework calls for settings to support pupils with behaviour and mental health needs and to create a culture that supports emotional wellbeing and resilience.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families have produced a series of helpful wellbeing guides for schools.