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Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme for trainee teachers

Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme for trainee teachers

Join our online Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme for trainee teachers to gain a deeper understanding of Mental Health. This online course can be an introduction or a refresher.


This online children’s mental health training course for trainee teachers in the UK is developed from our work in schools. The course is designed to support trainee teachers and equip them with the knowledge to promote positive mental health in school communities.

93% of school staff who participated feel that the course has increased their capacity to lead a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Thank you for a most meaningful learning experience; the best resource acquired on my teacher training course so far! Student Teacher, Edinburgh

Key information

  • Length:
  • 5-week online programme
  • Frequency:
  • 1–1.5 hours per week done at a time convenient for you
  • England  - FREE 30 May 2022

Course details

  • You will have a dedicated Place2Be professional to join discussions and aid online learning
  • 5-week programme with regular start dates for you to choose from
  • Broken down into 15-minute sections to fit around your day (1–1.5 hours per week total)
  • No fixed timings - you can access the programme via any device and work through it at a time to suit you
  • Helps support your own wellbeing


1. Understanding mental health & wellbeing

We introduce factors that contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing.

2. Nature and nurture

We explore how early experiences shape the way we perceive ourselves and relate to others, and how those experiences create the pathways in the brain that support our development. 

3. How can I help?

We consider what a child’s behaviour might be communicating about their underlying needs.

4. Mental health: everybody’s business

We reflect on the importance of positive mental health for everyone with a focus on the adults around a child.  


Once you complete the Mental Health Champions - Foundation programme for trainee teachers, you will also gain immediate access to the Place2Be Staffroom, a dedicated space for you to access additional resources, tips and learning.

In the Staffroom you can: 

  • Gain access to new materials and tools to foster positive wellbeing in schools 
  • Access projects from Place2Be’s Art Room to use in class with students 
  • View live webinars and Q&As on a host of mental health issues 
  • Continue to learn about the mental health of the whole school community  
  • Share your experiences and tips with your colleagues across the UK 


We are CPD certified.

Find out more

For more information, please email mhc@place2be.org.uk


Frequently Asked Questions

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Book now

Please ensure you register to the correct version of the course for you. This version is free for UK trainee and student teachers.

If you are a qualified teacher or work for a youth organisation please book onto these versions instead through the links provided.

Please contact us for group prices for closed cohorts and to find out more. 

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