It is well documented that young people who identify as LGBT+ are more likely to face bullying, discrimination and mental health challenges, compared to their heterosexual peers.
Key findings on young people's mental health support in schools
Qualified mental health support in schools: The School Mental Health Specialist
The ‘School Mental Health Specialist’ is a master’s level programme, starting in September 2021 in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. This new specialist training programme has been jointly designed and informed by school leaders, educational experts and mental health professionals.
If you are an individual, working in a school or college setting and interested in developing your ability to identify needs, support pupils’ mental health and much more please click here.
Alternatively, if you are a school leader interested in training up a member of your team please click here.