A Strategic Approach to Whole School Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Thrive is now a DfE quality assured provider of Senior Mental Health Lead training for schools and colleges looking to embed a whole-setting approach to emotional health and wellbeing for all children and young people.

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Course overview

This Thrive Approach course, approved by the DfE, has been designed for Senior Mental Health Leads to align with Public Health England’s eight principles for promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

It will provide you with the strategic perspective and understanding needed to embed a right-time, whole-setting approach to promoting emotional wellbeing and preventing mental health issues for all students, enabling them to better access learning.

The experiential training, complemented with e-learning, is delivered by highly experienced trainers using interactive webinars over a five-week period.

You will explore how best to develop the culture and environment for the whole-school approach appropriate for your setting. The training covers:

  • brain development during childhood and adolescence and the incredible opportunities this presents to support learners
  • developing in-house capacity to support building emotional resilience of all children and young people
  • giving students strategies for dealing with their own mental wellbeing and engaging them with their learning
  • looking after the wellbeing of staff.

Grounded with established neuroscience, child development and attachment theory, this training will ensure you are effective in your role, enable you to develop your team and the resources needed to meet the social and emotional needs of all students, with no one slipping through the net.

Course cost: £695, or £795 which includes a 45 minute one-to-one e-mentoring session.

Suitable for

This training has been designed for Senior Mental Health Leads to align with Public Health England’s eight principles for promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. It is suitable for those new to the role as well as those looking to refresh or enhance their knowledge and skills.



Course structure

The training is delivered over a five-week period with a half-hour pre-course session followed by four 3-hour interactive webinars with e-learning running concurrently.

The course has an attached certification for delegates with 100 per cent attendance and who complete the required action plan.

Following completion of the course there will be a series of network meetings to share best practise and discuss local and national insights.



Where can I find upcoming Thrive training in my area?

All Thrive training is now delivered by our experienced Thrive trainers using a mix of live webinars, e-learning sessions and e-mentoring. On the Thrive training pages you can find dates for courses running throughout the year. We also have a team of regional Relationship Managers who are happy to help – meet the regional team here.

Can I complete Thrive training as an individual or do I need to be part of an organisation?

To become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner you will need to be working with children on a regular basis and be able to carry out Thrive-Online assessments to pass the course. We recommend volunteering at a school if this is not possible in your current role.

To talk through our training courses and to discuss funding options, contact our Relationship Development team on 01392 797555 or enquiries@thriveapproach.com

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