Senior Mental Health Lead Training

We are DfE Quality Assured and Approved

The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your setting. This grant can only be used to pay for DfE quality assured training.


The Safeguarding Alliance are pleased to confirm that our Senior Mental Health Lead training and support course has been quality assured and approved by the Department for Education (DfE). This means you will now be able to use your DfE Senior Mental Health Lead funding to access our training and support. 


Mental health and wellbeing sit under the safeguarding umbrella and should not be seen in isolation. Our wider approach to training the Senior Mental Health Lead supports the working together to safeguard children agenda. 

We are offering a full mental health training and support package to ensure the whole school or college community, establish, implement, and sustain an effective approach to positive mental health and wellbeing working collaboratively with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our unique focus enables a wider team around the child to support a long term and achievable outcome.  

Our training, extensive resources and support have been designed to ensure Senior Mental Health Leads build their knowledge and confidence in embedding a whole school or college approach to positive mental health and wellbeing, at the same time ensuring safeguarding remains a key component within the wider strategic agenda.  


To secure your place on our course and to access DfE funding please follow the following steps:


Check your school of college is eligible to apply for the grant.


Book your place onto our course.


Complete the DfE grant application service.


Apply within two weeks, when notified, to receive funding.