BSW - Senior Mental Health Lead Training - Last Cohort!

Session 1 - Wednesday 15th March 2023 - 9am-5pm

Session 2 - Thursday 18th May 2023 - 9am-12:30pm

Both Sessions will be delivered online but not recorded.


A DfE approved course, suitable for senior mental health leads, with responsibility for coordinating the school's approach to mental health and an interest in improving the mental health and wellbeing of learners and staff.


This course is the last available locally for schools in Wiltshire, B&NES and Swindon and forms part of the DfE offer of funded training from 2021.

The content of this course aligns with national guidance, Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing A whole school and college approach developed by Public Health England and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.  

Attending this course will help you complete local healthy school and mental health audits. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools within the BSW area and links to further local support and services.

The course will assist you in meeting the requirements of the RSHE Statutory curriculum and relevant sections of Ofsted’s Inspection Framework.


By the end of the course you will have:
  • understood the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead
  • explored personal attitudes and values and examined local data
  • identified those issues pertinent to the pupils in your schools and be able to plan to meet these
  • gained confidence to embed a whole school approach to mental health within your school
  • considered services and provisions within your local authority.

Booking Information

These sessions are only available to join live; no recording will be available after the event.
The Teams meeting link can be accessed from the confirmation email (and will also be available from the reminder emails) – please use the same join link for each session.
Please join each session 10 minutes before the start time to allow time for registration.
Cost per school; £160


School Senior Mental Health Leads, with responsibility for coordinating the school’s approach to mental health and with an interest in improving the mental health and wellbeing of learners and staff. 

How to obtain your grant of £1200

Book on an assured course (for example the one for BSW @ £160) 

Keep evidence of booking, which must be supplied on request*

Apply for you grant here  - you can now claim for courses starting by 31st March 2023. 

*Schools booking the BSW course will need to provide proof of booking which will need to quote:

  • Course code: SMHL001
  • Provider: Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Course Title: Senior Mental Health Leadership in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • Price: £160