Foundation Programme in School Mental Health

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Earn a Level 2 Award from the Royal Society of Public Health and become equipped to enhance mental wellbeing in your school community.

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This course results in an Ofqual registered qualification (level 2 Award)

Develop key knowledge about mental wellbeing at both the individual and school levels. Leave equipped with knowledge, resources and the qualification to improve the mental wellbeing of self, students and staff.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Key theory and practice about mental wellbeing at the individual and school levels.
  • How the school can impact on, and be impacted by, mental wellbeing.
  • Strategies to improve and maintain mental wellbeing.
  • How to promote an evidence-based approaches in your school.
  • Proven techniques to apply in school.

Ideal for:

  • Staff working in educational settings seeking an entry-level national qualification in school-based mental health strategies. This will include colleagues with limited previous experience or training in a whole school or public mental health approach.
  • Perfect for teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors and other staff who work with vulnerable children and young people.
  • Progression: there is the option to deepen your study further by progressing to the Masters in School Mental Health Specialist.


  • Online course, with 24/7 flexible access.
  • Join other school professionals so that you will share and engage via discussion boards.
  • Online tutor to support throughout.
  • Join the School Mental Health Professionals network, with other staff who have gained school mental health qualifications.

Key details

  • Duration – 6 hours of learning.

  • Assessment through a 30-minute multiple-choice paper.

  • Cost: £270 payable before starting.

COHORT 617/04/202406/06/2024
COHORT 705/06/202418/07/2024
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