nurtureuk receives DfE assurance for Senior Mental Health Leads training programmes

14 July 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are now a Department for Education (DfE) assured provider for Senior Mental Health Leads training in schools. 

Our comprehensive training programmes, The National Nurturing Schools Programme and the Boxall Profile® will support Senior Mental Health Leads (SMHLs) to develop whole-school nurturing approaches to mental health and wellbeing, promoting positive outcomes for children by identifying and responding to their social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. 

Funding for mental health lead training has been offered to around a third of all state schools and colleges in England for the 2021-22 financial year and the Government remains committed to offering the training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025. Schools are being encouraged to apply for a grant and can check their eligibility using the DfE guidance

nurtureuk’s training will help SMHLs to systematically embed a culture of nurture and mental health support throughout their schools. They will be equipped with both strategic approaches and practical tools, and will be supported by a team of experts to enhance their school’s ethos and practices in a manageable and achievable way.

nurtureuk Chief Executive, Arti Sharma, said: “We’re thrilled to receive DfE assurance for our SMHL training and to be part of this vital effort to better support pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. It is essential that schools are properly supported and equipped to identify and respond to children’s SEMH needs and this funding is an important step in the right direction. We very much look forward to welcoming school staff onto our programmes later this year and helping make a real difference to the life chances of children and young people.”

Our SMHL training programmes will launch later this year. Find out more or register your interest by clicking here.