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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health problems in young people can result in lower educational attainment and are strongly associated with behaviours that pose a risk to their health.

By supporting pupils to develop key skills associated with resilience and providing them with strategies to recognise early signs of distress, we believe that in many cases it is possible to prevent the need for more intensive therapeutic care.

More than 1 in 10 children and young people now suffer from a common mental health problem (YoungMinds,2017). Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to supporting schools to develop early intervention and prevention strategies in order to develop the resilience and coping skills of children and young people.

Training & Events

The Manchester Healthy Schools team is committed to providing training for schools in order to raise awareness about mental health and to equip staff with the skills required to be able to identify the early signs of mental stress and how to support a pupil in need.

Training has been developed to increase the confidence of staff in providing strategies to support a child in school. Training will also help staff to know how and when to access additional support from the community and other mental health services, including CAMHS. 

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised Mental health and Wellbeing this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support Mental Health and Wellbeing below.

For more information please contact zain.iqbal2@mft.nhs.uk

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety (3)

22nd April 2024

1pm - 3pm (2 Hours) - Universal


Anxiety can be a difficult topic to navigate, and we understand the pressures and demands placed upon teaching and pastoral staff to effectively support young people experiencing anxiety.The training...
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Engaging with Parents and Carers about Mental Health (3)

8th May 2024

1pm - 2:30pm (1.5 Hours) - Universal


The most crucial support a young person can receive is that provided to them by their parents or primary care giver. Strong, healthy and empathetic relationships are a cornerstone of good mental healt...
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Senior Mental Health Leads Network - 3

21st May 2024

1pm - 3pm (2 Hours)


The network aims to share updates in the Mental Health area locally and nationally. Updates will be shared from a variety of Mental Health organisations offering their services, an outline of new prov...
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Racism and the effects on Children and Young People's Mental Health (3)

10th June 2024

1pm - 3pm (2 Hours) - Universal


Our incredibly multicultural and diverse society continues to thrive as we evolve and learn with one another. However, racism remains deeply rooted in some aspects of our society and the impact this h...
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Understanding Self-Harm and how to support Children and Young people

1 Hour - In-house training


This is an in-house training. To enquire about booking this training for your school please email the course leader.Self-harm is not a mental health problem within itself but indicative of an underlyi...
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Training

1.5 Hour - In-house training


It is vital that all staff have a basic understanding of Mental Health, what it is and the common mental health problems that they may need to support young people.The training course aims to cover th...


We offer bespoke training courses. Please contact us for more information


HUGE thanks for the training tonight. You tackled some difficult subjects, thank you. The subjects need to be spoken about more, so high fives for doing it with such sensitivity. 

Staff Wellbeing Workshop

Thank you once again to you both for a meaningful session. It created lots of discussion and allow staff to talk openly about mental health which can only be a good thing! 

Thank you!

Staff Wellbeing Workshop

Thank you so much for facilitating the session last night, it was really appreciated, lots of the staff have stopped me this morning and said what a brilliant session it was, so credit to you and once again a very big "THANK YOU"

Staff Wellbeing Training

really comprehensive delivery, good wealth of knowledge/experience 

EBSA Training

Emma was a great trainer - really knowledge and explained everything clearly 

EBSA Training

Emma always delivers training to the highest of standards. Extremely knowledgeable and confident trainer. I always love coming to any training sessions that Emma is doing! And a big hats off to healthy schools yet again for the amazing support they provide.

EBSA Training


A range of resources have been developed to enable schools greater support around the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

We provide a range of resources for staff, pupils and their families to gain a greater understanding about mental health, risk factors and strategies that can be used to develop resiliency.

Links to resources from other organisations have also been provided if we think these will be useful for you.

If you are a school engaged with us we suggest that you log in prior to viewing resources so these can be recorded in your school dashboard.

If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: zain.iqbal2@mft.nhs.uk