School Mental Health Specialist Programme – DfE assured

Transform lives, transform your career

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DfE-assured, 1-year PGCERT, 2-year PGDIP or a full Master's degree (MA). Online and flexible study to support your work in school.

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Elaine A. School Mental Health Specialist

“As a School Mental Health Specialist practitioner, it has been an amazing journey so far. It made me realise how much this role is useful and needed in schools. I always say that the earlier we start in identifying a child’s needs and in providing early intervention strategies, the more it will benefit the child and the school community in general." 

Elaine Azzopardi

Learning Support Educator

Zoe M. School Mental Health Specialist

“I have been able to address issues related to students struggling with emotional regulation. The leadership team has become more open to identifying these issues and working towards solutions instead of simply punishing what was previously seen as bad behaviour. This shift is due in part to the evidence I have presented."

Zoe McCallion-Bowen

Strategic Lead for SEMH

Transform lives – do you want to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of your educational community, to profoundly change the lives of children, young people and the adults around them?

Elevate your career – do you aspire to be acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of school mental health? You’ll study the latest research and theories which provide many of our students with promotion opportunities.

Applied learning that makes a sustainable difference – You’ve told us your time is precious, which is why when you study with Minds Ahead, we support you to use your study time and assignments to benefit your working day. You study flexibly around your commitments.

Award-winning innovation – As the first of its kind, this part-time online mental health qualification is the only postgraduate qualification exclusively for school colleagues wishing to develop specialist knowledge in the emerging area of public mental health. In collaboration with Leeds Beckett University, this qualification was informed by school leaders, educational experts and mental health professionals and has won several prestigious awards for its design and development.

Join us in reshaping school mental health – now is the time to be at the forefront of this change. The mental health crisis demands that we have qualified school staff as the driving force behind a healthier, more resilient and inclusive educational community.

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Minds Ahead have won several highly competitive awards to design and develop this innovative programme:

Minds Ahead is an UnLtd Award Winner

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