Senior Mental Health Leader Training Grant
Senior Mental Health Leader Grant
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that schools can access a £1,200 grant for Senior Leader Mental Health (SMHL) training for the academic year 2023/24. The closing date is 25 October 2021.
Grants will cover, or contribute towards, the cost of DfE quality assured training for a senior member of school or college staff. All state-funded education settings are eligible for the grant.
The training will develop the knowledge and skills to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting.
Senior Mental Health Leader training is relevant to all education settings, and courses are available to meet the learning needs and preferences of senior leads regardless of their level of experience, type of setting or location.
The grant must be used to pay for DfE quality assured training. This training will provide a senior mental health lead in your setting with the knowledge and skills to implement and sustain a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing (opens in a new tab).
You should apply if:
- your setting is ready to develop or implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.
- you have a senior lead available to start the training by 31 March 2024.
Individual settings within a single or multi-academy trust must apply separately. This includes distinct institutions with a campus ID that are part of a larger further education college.
State-funded settings are eligible for a grant if they receive:
- ESFA pre-16 revenue
- high needs block
- 16 to 19 programme funding