The serious rise in poor mental health of our students in schools and colleges requires a serious solution. The most effective way to support the mental health needs of a school or college is to have a properly qualified member of staff within that education community. Our mental health qualifications deliver just that.
“One of the most significant learning experiences coming from undertaking the qualification as both a school leader and mental health lead in school, is the understanding of the importance of mental health and wellbeing sitting at the heart of the whole school curriculum. The school has developed its curriculum, over time, to ensure that there are a range of opportunities for children to develop skills such as resilience, healthy living and influencing change through pupil voice which underpin positive mental health and wellbeing.”
“The learning and development gained from the Masters has given me the confidence, as a school leader, to try new things to positively enhance my school. We have now designed a bespoke curriculum to support child and learning development across our school. It is genuinely helping to transform our whole school approach.”
“The MA is a course I would recommend to anyone interested in promoting and facilitating a more proactive approach to mental wellness in school. The opportunity to learn and consider different perspectives and how to apply these to our school to facilitate change is refreshing as is the online discussions with other students on the course.”
“The Carnegie School of Education, at Leeds Beckett University, have worked successfully with Minds Ahead since their inception and I am thrilled that we can develop this relationship further by working together on the School Mental Health Specialist qualification.”
Our approach affects change within a school, sixth form or FE college that directly meets the unique needs of that setting. It benefits the professional development of teachers and leaders and, over time, will benefit the whole teaching profession. We are changing systems and making positive impacts on young people’s mental health at all levels.