Taught course

Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All Applicants should hold a leadership post in a school or educational setting and have satisfactory experience in this role to undertake the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Mental health has been described by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, as "one of the greatest challenges of our time". This course will ensure you can promote positive mental health and wellbeing and help to prevent mental illness in children and young people in schools.

Working alongside fellow teachers, you will gain an understanding of the evidence of effective whole school mental health and be able to apply this to your role as a school leader. You will learn how to recognise issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, so that you can take early steps to improve the mental health of the children in your care, developing sophisticated and original interventions to build their resilience and nurture appropriate coping mechanisms. You will provide an inclusive and enabling environment where every student's mental health can be supported and strengthened.

The course will adopt a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach to the improvement of mental health and wellbeing. You will draw on expertise from child therapy, education psychology, mental health nursing, school leadership and teaching, and you will develop the knowledge, confidence, independence and leadership skills to be able to provide effective mental health support for all your students.

Self-aware and a reflective practitioner, you will confidently lead on best practice in the support and promotion of student resilience and mental health across your community.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

online
12 months
part time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This course can be studied on campus or online.

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Enquiries
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk