Warwickshire County Council are offering educational settings the opportunity to bid for one-off grant funding to develop their mental health curriculum.
The Mental Health Curriculum in Educational Settings Grant Funding is available to maintained settings in Warwickshire, including nurseries, primary and secondary schools, special schools and colleges.
The funding has been made available in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the significant impact it has had on children and young people’s mental health.
What can the grant be used for?
Settings are able to bid for grants up to the value of £2,000 that can be used for training and teaching resources, physical resources (e.g. wellbeing rooms) and staff time.
As the Thrive Approach is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to support children and young people’s mental wellbeing, Thrive training is eligible for this funding.
Why use your funding for Thrive?
Underpinned by established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development research, the Thrive Approach ensures your pupils have the resilience they need to take on challenges, effectively manage stress and engage with learning.
Thrive is already being used to support over half a million children and young people across the UK, with over 2,400 settings using the Approach to promote emotional health and mental wellbeing.
This has resulted in improved behaviour and attendance, calmer, happier schools, and – ultimately – higher achievements.
When is the funding available?
The grant funding opens on Tuesday 4 January 2022 and closes Monday 17 January 2022 at 5pm. A second round of funding may be available if the funds are not all allocated in the first round.
How to apply
The grant application form is available on the Warwickshire County Council website under 'How to apply'.
To ensure you have everything you need for your application, contact the Thrive team today for a quote. You can request a call-back or call us directly on 01392 797555 and select option 1.
Hear from schools already using Thrive
"Parents love what Thrive has done for their children. We get quite a few parents who say they would love to know what we have done in school so that they can do it at home." - Vicki Williams, Teacher at Fortis Academy in Birmingham
“Wellbeing has distinctly improved because of the work we do with the Thrive Approach and, as a result, our attainment levels have also gone up – it all works hand in glove,” - Lisa Kelly, Thrive Lead at Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School in Worcester
“I think Thrive has helped our students to feel listened to during what’s been a difficult time for everyone. I have found that by attuning to them and their needs, they go home and they feel that someone has listened to them. That’s made a massive difference.” - Carly Cannings, Learning Mentor at Ernesford Grange Community Academy in Coventry
Find the best Thrive training for you
The best way to ensure your funding has a lasting impact in your setting is by training a Thrive Licensed Practitioner.
Thrive Licensed Practitioners have a deep, practical knowledge of Thrive along with the skills needed to provide one-to-one and small group support to the pupils who need it most. They can also take the lead on embedding mental wellbeing support across a setting.
Leading Emotionally Healthy Schools courses are CPD accredited and specifically designed for senior leaders. The training provides you with a strategic perspective to embedding Thrive across a multi-academy trust or individual setting.
Building Emotional Health training introduces you to the fundamentals of supporting emotional wellbeing and equips you with some basic skills and strategies that you can put into practice straight away.