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Senior Mental Health Leadership Training

The Caspari Foundation’s DfE approved Senior Mental Health Leadership Training starts in the Spring Term 2023.


This online twilight training provides Senior Mental Health Leaders with the skills and knowledge to produce and implement an effective action plan for supporting mental health and wellbeing within their setting.


The training is suitable for all Senior Mental Health Leaders working in primary and secondary schools and specialist provision.

In the Classroom

The Caspari Foundation’s seminars and work discussions are delivered by Educational Psychotherapists with extensive experience of providing mental health interventions within educational settings.

Our SMHL training goes beyond the DfE specified content to give targeted, one-to-one  support following the taught part of the programme.

We offer applicants:

  • access to ongoing personalised supervision with an Educational Psychotherapist, and Caspari Foundation membership

  • access to our Continuing Professional Development trainings

  • access to our professional networks through which members meet to discuss and promote the understanding of and access to mental health provision within education

The Caspari Foundation’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the needs and requirements of schools has informed every level of the course content and structure:


  • All teaching online via Zoom

  • All teaching and follow up sessions delivered by four carefully selected tutors with extensive, relevant skills and expertise

  • Small groups (max. 8)

  • 4 x twilight sessions delivered Jan/Feb 2023

  • 4 x facilitated follow on group discussions delivered March 2023

  • 1 x one to one follow on tutorial to discuss your specific context and questions during March 2023


The programme covers all 8 learning outcomes from the DfE Green paper:


  • Leadership & Management

  • Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

  • Creating an ethos and environment

  • Enabling Student voice

  • Staff Development

  • Working with parents, families and carers

  • Identifying need and monitoring impact of interventions

  • Targeted support and appropriate referrals


This course is paid for through a government grant of £1,200 which schools can apply for.

Cost of course paid to Caspari Foundation is £900.

For more information and to apply, please email

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