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Place2Be’s free online training programme for schools now available in Welsh

We’re delighted that our free online Mental Health Champions - Foundation training programme for schools is now available in the Welsh language.

A female teacher standing at the front of a classroom with students looking at the whiteboard
A teacher standing at the front of a classroom with students looking at the whiteboard

View in Welsh - Darllen y dudalen hon yn Cymraeg

The programme helps education professionals increase their understanding of children’s mental health, and build the skills and confidence to identify and respond to mental health needs in schools.

Since it launched in 2020, over 70,000 teachers and professionals have accessed the course. We’re delighted to be able to make it more accessible for school staff in Wales.

To continue the long-term programme of education reform, and ensure educational inequalities narrow and standards rise, the Welsh Government aim to expand the proportion of the education workforce who can teach and work through the Welsh language. This is part of the Welsh Government’s ambition to have a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Creating a workforce with strong linguistic skills, who are able to inspire and motivate pupils, is essential to achieving this target.

The Welsh language version of our Mental Health Champions - Foundation programme will:

  • improve the way we support the Welsh education workforce
  • better meet the needs of Welsh schools
  • help improve children’s mental health in Wales.
As an organisation we want to make sure that we reach teachers and professionals across all areas of Wales. Having our training available in the Welsh language demonstrates our commitment to this. As an organisation, we will continue to develop our training, resources and service delivery bilingually so we can be accessed throughout Wales. Manjit Dehal, Regional Director, Midlands and Wales, Place2Be

“Being able to access the training in Welsh is so important for inclusivity especially in line with the new Curriculum and our national priority to support the Welsh language.”
Headteacher, Pentrehafod Secondary School

As a Welsh speaker, it's great to see an organisation commit to delivering training that can be accessed through the Welsh language. This will be fantastic for the thousands of first language Welsh speaking teachers across Wales. Primary school teacher, Swansea

This introductory online training programme is available FREE of charge to all school staff.

Find out more and sign up today

If you are interested in hearing more about our work in Wales or want to have a chat about any of our services, please contact wales@place2be.org.uk as we would love to hear from you.

Place2Be’s work in Wales is generously supported by the Moondance Foundation, Hodge Foundation and Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales Phase 3 Scheme, administered by WCVA.

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