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Senior Mental Health Lead (Grant funded)

One Cornwall are collaborating with the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, to develop a cohort of their ‘Beginner and Intermediate’ training courses for Cornwall.

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools has worked with over 2,000 schools nationally and internationally supporting schools to develop Senior Mental Health Leads through their training courses and other provision such as the School Mental Health Award. 

Their Senior Mental Health Lead Training Courses have been approved to be on the Department for Education (DfE) approved training course framework. 

To find out which programme would be most suitable for your school follow the links below:

Establishing a Whole School Approach as a Senior Mental Health Lead – Beginner Level

Developing an in-depth Whole School Approach to Mental Health – Intermediate Level

If you are unsure of your training needs, there is a ‘learner needs analysis tool’ which will support you in understanding the levels. The link can be found here

Grant funding available 

The Department for Education (DfE) have announced a training grant for all schools and colleges in England over the next 2 and a half years. A grant of £1200 is available to fund participation on a DfE approved programme.

Are you eligible ?  - The DfE site explains more 

This week the DfE have announced a further release of £3M in grants to be used for the senior mental health lead training.

The grants applications are open again, more information can be found here: Step 1: senior mental health lead training: grant application guidance - GOV.UK (

Important information about course booking.

Your place on the Senior Mental Health programme is not confirmed until:
  • You have received a confirmation email from Carnegie
  • You have applied for Grant funding from the DfE and received a confirmation code
  • You have sent the DfE confirmation code to Carnegie.

You can reserve a place on one of our programmes here