The DfE will offer schools and colleges a grant to pay for senior mental health lead training from autumn 2021.

While many schools and colleges already have a mental health lead, the knowledge and skills they have varies, and with mental health and wellbeing being a top priority for schools and colleges, our goal is to provide senior leads with the development they need to lead change and develop or introduce a whole school or college approach to wellbeing and mental health.

Grants will be available for up to a third of schools and colleges in England between September 2021 and March 2022, with the aim of all schools and colleges benefitting by 2025.

Ahead of this, we are encouraging schools and colleges to identify a senior lead with the capacity to lead change within their setting. Existing senior leads might start to consider their own personal development priorities and confidence to deliver change across each of the PHE principles, as this will help them, from September, to opt-in for a grant and identify the most appropriate learning from a list of quality assured courses.

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