Our Headucation programme aims to improve the mental health of the next generation by addressing mental health in schools through a whole-school approach.  We are doing this through the provision of full- and partially-funded training, tools and signposting to teachers, heads and pupils. The fundraising campaign is raising the funds through donations and proceeds from workplace mental health training, grants and corporate sponsorship.

For more information on our Headucation program for building mental fitness in schools, click here

We believe teachers play a crucial role in supporting children and young people’s mental health. The core of Headucation is to train teachers to:

  • Not feel overwhelmed by Mental Health in the classroom
  • Not have to be the end point for dealing with Mental Health of pupils
  • Spot the signs of mental health conditions in children
  • Provide early intervention and support through available tools and resources
  • Better educate children about mental health
  • Reduce stigma around mental health
  • Signpost children to appropriate mental health support when needed.

Whole-school approach to mental health

Basic Mental Health Awareness Training – For Teachers, Parents and Pupils

We have a range of mental health awareness training options that schools can apply for including

  • Online (trainer-led or self-learning)
  • In-Person
  • CPD Accredited with Certificate on completion

Youth Mental Health Awareness training (CPD accredited) – for Teachers, Parents & Staff

Our partially-funded* Youth Mental Health Awareness course is a half day, interactive learning session covering various aspects of children and young people’s mental health – from how to identify potential issues, to how you can help and support a young person who may be struggling.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand factors that affect children’s mental health
  • Give support and information to a young person experiencing mental health issues
  • Signpost and encourage the young person to the right professional/ other support
  • Understand stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health, and correct language to

This course is CPD accredited and has knowledge checks throughout the course. *Trainer travel & subsistence expenses may need to be covered by your school.

Mental Health First Aid training course (2 day accredited)

We offer the latest 2-day mental health first aid course delivered by an MHFA England registered trainer. This course is partially funded, providing your school with a substantial discount on the normal fee.

It includes how to support someone in a crisis situation, when and where to signpost to support and how to keep yourself safe in your role as a mental health first aider. It also covers several mental illnesses, and how to spot signs and symptoms of these.

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate from MHFA England.

Early intervention from teachers can not only reduce the impact of mental health on young people in the long term, but by reducing the number of young people in need of intense clinical support it can enable professional services like CAMHS to provide fast and efficient support for those who still need it.

Downloadable Resources for Schools

Here are a few useful resources for teachers: