Developing a cadre of school leaders to transform mental health across our education system.
Minds Ahead have designed and are currently delivering the UK’s first Masters in School Leadership of Mental Health and Wellbeing. This unique course is for those leading mental health across their school, college or group of schools.
The Master’s in School Leadership of Mental Health and Wellbeing is part of Minds Ahead’s ongoing partnership with the Carnegie Faculty of Education at Leeds Beckett University.
The first cohort started in October 2018 and will ensure that school colleagues who are taking on the challenging new role of mental health in schools lead are provided with expert support, guidance and leadership development.
This will result in a cadre of Master’s level accredited school leaders, who are already playing a role in transforming mental health within our schools.
- Leading Mental Health across the school
- Leading student resilience across the school
- Evaluating global perspectives on mental health in schools
- Critical case review
- Working with local mental health support agencies
- Major independent study
“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 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. Using research, programmes and initiatives from the course has enabled me to think more strategically as well as critically about our school practice around mental health and plan new provisions to further impact on our work.
We are now designing a bespoke curriculum, underpinned by learning from the masters course incorporating resilience, neuroplasticity and cognition theory to support child and learning development across our school. It is genuinely helping to transform our whole school approach."