Thrive's free, quality-assured Mental Health Lead course
"Can anyone book onto your course for Mental Health Leads? What happens if I book and then discover my setting isn't eligible for funding? Who is the DfE-approved mental health lead training appropriate for? Does my setting have to settle your invoice before funding comes through? I can't make the dates. Can I be added to a waiting list for future courses please?"
To date, we've supported hundreds of people to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment by embedding a whole-setting approach. From Headteachers and SENCOs to Deputy Heads and Pastoral Leads, these were their questions. We hope our answers bring you clarity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thrive's DfE-approved Mental Health Lead training is suitable for primary and secondary schools and colleges, including some special and alternative provision, but is not intended to meet the specific needs of early years or adult settings. Training is appropriate for a member of staff working with colleagues, who is empowered to develop and oversee your setting’s whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. Typically, this may be: a Headteacher, a Deputy Headteacher, a Member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), an existing Mental Health Lead, a Licensed Thrive Practitioner, a SENCO, a Safeguarding Lead or a Pastoral Lead. Only state-funded schools, colleges and 16-19 providers in England can apply for the DfE grant.
The training is not intended to meet the specific needs of early years or adult settings.
Yes, this DfE-approved Mental Health Lead training course is open to all settings and individuals regardless of grant application. The cost of the course for delegates without a grant is £800.
Please do. You'll be most welcome. For 100% attendance, you'll also get 20 CPD points to count towards relicensing.
No, this course does not necessitate a subscription to Thrive-Online.
DfE Grant, Invoicing and Payment
If you're in a state-funded primary, secondary or college setting in England, and you haven't previously applied for the grant, there's £1,200 available for you to spend on training. Keeping code SMHL068 to hand, double check your eligibility and start part 1 of the application process here. Upon receipt of a confirmation email, your £1,200 grant is secured. For part 2 of the application process, you'll need proof of your booking with Thrive. You can use your booking confirmation email from us for this purpose.
Second grants are also available to settings if the Mental Health Lead they previously trained left before embedding a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Your setting will be invoiced directly once you have booked a place on the course. This needs to be settled by the setting. For clarity, if you're claiming a grant, it will be paid directly to your setting - not to Thrive. If for any reason you aren't awarded the grant, please contact us directly. Upon sharing proof with us that your grant application hasn't been successful, we will cancel your booking with us free of charge. Please notify us 48 hours before the course is due to start to qualify for a full refund.
Payment terms for your invoice will be 30 days or the start date of the course, whichever is sooner. If you pay the invoice and are then unable to claim funding, Thrive will issue you a full refund upon receipt of evidence from the DfE. Please notify us 48 hours before the course is due to start to qualify for a full refund.
Your invoice will be due already at this point. If you have started and the DfE advise you aren’t eligible for the funding, please contact us immediately and we can look at the options available to you.
Each setting may apply for the £1,200 grant from the DfE once, to cover training for one delegate. However, second grants are now available for settings if the Mental Health Lead they previously trained left before embedding a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Your Next Steps
To get your questions answered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01392 797555 and select option 1.
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