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Mental Health Champions - Foundation Programme

The online children’s mental health training course will enhance professionals’ understanding of children’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive wellbeing in schools and communities. This course is suitable for people working with children and young people of any age, including primary and secondary. 

The 5 week online course is free to qualified teachers and school-based staff in the UK.

Course Overview: 

1. Understanding mental health & wellbeing: introduces factors that contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing.

2. Nature and nurture: 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: consider what a child’s behaviour might be communicating about their underlying needs.

4. Mental health: everybody’s business: reflect on the importance of positive mental health for everyone with a focus on the adults around a child.  

Course details

  • You will have a dedicated Place2Be professional to join discussions and aid online learning
  • 5-week online programme 
  • 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

Start date: 28 April 2021

For more information and to book a place:



Suicide Awareness training programme 2021

PAPYRUS – the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide will be delivering a series of workshops across Salford.

Please note that that this training is only open to staff and volunteers working with Salford young people.


SP-EAK Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe (3.5 hrs)

The free online workshop aims to prepare participants to identify those with thoughts of suicide, respond effectively and connect them with support.

The key objectives are:

  • To consider our attitudes around suicide
  • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
  • To talk openly about suicide with that person and how we ask about those thoughts
  • To understand how to listen to someone talking about suicide
  • To support safety (and a safety plan) with someone thinking of suicide

Dates: *all the sessions are now fully booked, however we are looking to book some additional sessions, please email to be added onto the waiting list*

Please note:  the training will be delivered via Zoom and each session will have 30 places available

Who should attend: This workshop will be useful to anyone who comes into contact with young people under 35 whether it be in a professional or personal capacity, for example parents, shop assistants, sports coaches, teachers, youth workers and group leaders.

To request a place: please email providing:

  • Preferred session
  • Name & Job title / role
  • Agency / Team based with
  • Email address


Free Online Training

FutureLearn partners with top international universities and industry experts to offer free online courses.

The courses below are free to access, however to gain a certificate of achievement there is a cost, either per course or as an annual subscription.


1. Psychological First Aid training (PHE)

The course will explore the techniques of psychological first aid (PFA), the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies. You’ll focus on children and young people’s mental health, and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations, and will cover:

  • What is Psychological First Aid?
  • How do children and young people respond to emergencies and crisis situations?
  • The PFA stages to supporting people: Prepare, Look, Listen, Link
  • Supporting yourself and your colleagues

Course duration: 3 weeks, 1 hour a week

For more information and to sign up please click here


2. Mindfulness: A Focus on Adolescents (University of Glasgow)

In this course you’ll get practical illustrations of how mindfulness can be of particular value in the lives of everyone, and younger people in particular. a hands-on introduction to mindfulness and its benefits, the training will cover:

  • The application and evidence base for mindfulness in education settings
  • Case studies of young people who have used mindfulness, and how it helped them
  • Basic introduction to simple mindfulness techniques
  • The role of mindfulness in helping with anxiety, focus, exam stress, compassion and improving wellbeing

Course duration: 4 weeks, 4 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here


3. Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety (University of East Anglia)

An introduction to managing anxiety disorders in teenagers, with a course ideal for teachers and healthcare professionals.

Anxiety is a common condition experienced by young people that can escalate to a point where it impacts on their general wellbeing and activities of daily living; brain development and performance at school or college. If untreated the risk of developing chronic and enduring mental health conditions increases, as well as the risks of deliberate self-harm and suicide.

On this course you will learn how to identify anxiety disorders experienced by young people, understand ‘stigma’ related to mental health and develop your ability to help a young person experiencing debilitating anxiety

  • Week 1: Introduction to course and characteristics and causes of adolescent anxiety
  • Week 2: Anxiety as a biopsychosocial condition
  • Week 3: Assisting a young person experiencing abnormal anxiety states

Course duration: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here


4. COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression (University of Reading)

Learn how young people can manage low mood and depression during COVID-19.

On this course, young people, parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals can learn helpful, practical techniques to cope with low mood and depression during the lockdown period and beyond. You’ll examine how to help young people structure their day and improve sleep and diet.

You’ll explore how to build positive family communication, and learn tips on how to manage your thoughts and feelings, building long-lasting resilience along the way.

  • Week 1: Structure, healthy habits, modelling and self-care
  • Week 2: Managing difficult thoughts and feelings, getting along and resilience

Course duration: 2 weeks, 2 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here


5. Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19 (University of East Anglia)

The impact of coronavirus can be seen on every facet of our society. One of the key challenges of these unprecedented times is the heightened risks caused by anxiety, especially in younger people.

On this course, you’ll learn what anxiety is and how to support young people suffering from anxiety in the time of coronavirus.

With mental health professionals at the University of East Anglia and partnering mental health organisations, you’ll discover triggers and signs of anxiety to look out for. You’ll also discover practical solutions for helping the young people in your life, and where to find additional help. The training will cover:

  • Impact of COVID 19 on mental health/anxiety in young people
  • What is anxiety and its causes
  • Importance of support
  • Guidance for parents
  • Spotting symptoms
  • Advice/treatment and support

Course duration: 2 weeks, 2 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here


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