Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing and prospects of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools, using a proven model backed up by research and training.
The Mental Health Champions course supports School Leadership Teams to take steps towards becoming ‘mentally healthy’ school communities.
Delivered across two academic terms to a cluster of schools in the community the programme consists of four half-day workshop sessions for Senior Leaders which are followed by group consultation sessions with an experienced Place2Be consultant.
These support schools to focus on themes relevant to the development of their school’s mental health strategy and to help create a relevant and realistic action plan.
In addition to this, each school gets a 60-minute consultation session at the start of the programme, as well as one at the end.
Creating a Strategic Approach
We consider the broad areas for development of a school mental health strategy, exploring school ethos and the language of mental health in the school.
Creating Systems of Support - Universal
Child development and attachment theories inform an investigation of how best to support the mental health needs of children across the school.
Creating systems of Support - Targeted
Assessment and evaluation processes for targeted mental health provision are examined in tandem with support for staff mental health.
Creating Bridges: External Agencies and Parents
Focus is given to the challenge of commissioning and integrating school-based mental health services, building relationships with parents and specialist CAMHS.
An evidence-based programme designed to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of new teachers
Place2Be’s Mental Health Champions Class Teacher Programme enables newly qualified and recently qualified teachers to:
Consisting of four workshops and up to three personalised consultation sessions, held over two terms.
Underpinned by consultation sessions, known as Place2Think, which give participants the chance to discuss the behaviour of individual pupils, and provide practical strategies for dealing with challenging or concerning behaviour. Sessions last up to 90 minutes and are available in blocks of six sessions.
Please contact us for further information about the Mental Health Champions Class Teacher Programme.
Place2Be also offers a wide range of specialist courses on children's wellbeing. Our full day workshop price (for a max of 20 people) is £1,800.
The price covers everything necessary for the successful running of the course.
As a charity Place2Be does not charge VAT on our services.
Please contact our School Partnerships Manager to see how Place2Be could support your school.