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Place2Be's Mental Health Champions programmes endorsed by Education Scotland

Education Scotland (formerly The Scottish College for Educational Leadership) has added Place2Be's Mental Health Champions programmes for class teachers and school leaders to the Framework for Educational Leadership.

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The organisation, which supports teachers' and early years practitioners' professional learning in leadership in Scotland, has endorsed both of Place2Be's two Mental Health Champions programmes:

  • Mental Health Champions – Class Teacher – An independently evaluated programme to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers, proven to increase confidence and job satisfaction.
  • Mental Health Champions – School Leader – A programme of training and consultation to support School Leaders to bring about strategic change to create ‘mentally healthy’ schools.

Drawing on Place2Be’s first-hand experience of delivering mental health support inside schools, the two programmes are now available on Education Scotland's Framework for Educational Leadership, an online learning resource for educators.

Place2Be's Mental Health Champions Training gives teachers the knowledge and skills to support children's healthy development, giving them the resilience and strategies to be healthy, confident, achieving adults. Sheila Laing, Education Scotland Fellow

She went on to say "School leaders make the biggest impact on their schools and communities so Place2Be's Mental Health Champion Training for school leaders enables them to strategically lead strong mental health approaches in schools that will build resilient mental health in pupils, families and communities. I highly recommend both programmes to Scottish educators."

Place2Be's National Manager for Scotland Jonathan Wood added "Place2Be's Mental Health Champions programmes help school leaders and teaching staff identify how they are already supporting children's mental health, and where the gaps lie in a school's culture. From there, staff can be skilled up and expertise brought in to improve this vital element in children's lives. Happy, listened-to children will learn but often we are uncomfortable acknowledging that many children are neither of these things. These trainings offer clear paths to improving children's engagement through a focus on their wellbeing."

Find out more about Mental Health Champions - class teacher

Find out more about Mental Health Champions - school leader

If you are interested in participating in one of Place2Be's Mental Health Champions programmes in Scotland, please contact the Scotland team on scotland@place2be.org.uk.

If you are interested in participating in one of Place2Be's Mental Health Champions programmes in the rest of the UK, please contact the Training team on training@place2be.org.uk.

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