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Mental Health Training

Mental Health Training for FREE. derbyshire.gov.uk These training courses teach individuals how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. The training is delivered both face-to-face and virtual (online interactive) course. The youth Mental Health First aid courses teach the skills and confidence to help spot the signs of […]

Senior Mental Health Lead’s

If you haven’t yet claimed funding for the training of mental health leaders in your school, there is another opportunity to do so this year. This funding is in addition to the previous Opportunity Area funded training and Derby schools are encouraged to use this DFE opportunity to train additional staff. Please click here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/senior-mental-health-lead-training

DSMHL Network dates

We have dates planned for future Designated Senior Mental Health Leaders Training for your diaries. These will all be held on MS Teams. Wed 12th October 2022 – 1pm to 2.30pm Wed 14th December 2022 – 1pm to 2.30pm Fri 3rd  February 2023 – 1pm to 2.30pm Fri 17th March 2023 – 10am to 11.30am […]

Mental Health Training

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing.aspx This is primarily focused at staff and volunteers who aren’t qualified mental health professionals. It reflects a whole-system cross-sector workforce approach to prevention and support, and reinforces that mental health is everyone’s business. Follow the link for a number of free courses: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-training/mental-health-training.aspx

The Whole School Approach at St Martins

On Tuesday 19th November we visited St Martins specialist school in Alvaston, Derby to see how the school has fully embraced and embedded a whole school approach to its young people’s Emotional and Mental Health. The first thing that is apparent when visiting St Martins and speaking to the staff for the first time is […]

‘The Big Book Of Blobs’

The Big Book of Blobs, written by Pip Wilson and Ian Long, is a useful (and highly photocopiable(!)) tool for helping Primary and Secondary school children to explore their feelings. Blob characters are depicted in many different situations which can be used as a springboard for meaningful discussion on a range of issues and topics. […]

Tackling Stigma in a Primary and Nursery School

Dale Community Primary School and Stonehill Nursery SchoolDesignated Senior Lead for Mental Health: Louise Foster, Headteacher Dale Primary and Stonehill Nursery schools both sit under one Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSLMH), Louise Foster, who is also the Headteacher for both schools. Before joining Cohort 1 of the programme, they were already investing in […]

Small changes make a big difference

City of Derby AcademyDesignated Senior Lead for Mental Health: Pam Bancroft City of Derby Academy (CODA) have introduced some small changes that make a huge difference to the way their school makes you feel. One of the most noticeable is the replacement of a traditional bell for between classes, which has been replaced by music. […]