Training Events Calendar & Campaigns

We provide a variety of training courses and workshops to improve the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of children, young people and staff. Our courses are broken down into Core, Enhanced and Targeted training depending on your needs and requirements. This is based on a locally approved mental health competency framework, to help you decide what training you might need.



View the tables below for our upcoming courses, the date, location and costs for each course, as well as a link for more information.

Please note that due to current restrictions regarding COVID-19, all of our open courses will be offered virtually using Zoom until the end of this academic year. Should you wish to arrange in-house training, we would be happy to arrange face to face training delivery. Please get in touch to discuss how this might work.


Our 2021/22 academic year calendar can now be viewed, this includes a range of new courses based on identified needs and in readiness for new guidelines from the DfE regarding designated lead training.


New for 2020/21 – Partner Reward Scheme giving you more benefits for accessing our services; including training & license discounts, free resources and webinars.




(suitable for all staff)

Course - click for more detailsDateTimeVenueCost exc VATBooking details
Introduction to Mental HealthBespoke whole school2 hoursVirtualFrom £
Building ResilienceBespoke whole school2 hoursVirtualFrom £
Staff Wellbeing8th June 202115:00 - 17:00Virtual £30Book Online



(suitable for anyone working directly with young people inc. teachers, TA’s, youth workers, etc)

Course - click for more detailsDateTimeVenueCost exc VATBooking details
Attachment10th June 202116:00 - 18:00Virtual£30Book Online
Managing Challenging Behaviour 20th April 202116:00 - 18:00Virtual£30Book Online
17th June 202115:30 - 17:30Virtual£30Book Online
Mentoring10th & 11th June 202109:30 - 12:30Virtual £199***
Strategies for mental health support18th May 202116:00 - 18:00Virtual £30Book Online
1st July 202116:00 - 18:00Virtual£30Book Online
Mental Health Awareness for managers 14th July 202109:30 - 12:30Virtual£



(suitable for those in specialist roles such as pastoral teams, SENCOs, mental health leads, youth work managers, etc)

Course - click for more detailsDateTimeVenueCost exc VATBooking details
Train the Trainer: Mental Health Champions (3 days)20th April & 21st April 2021
4th May & 5th May 2021
18th May & 19th May 2021
09:30 – 12:30Virtual£495**
17th June & 18th June 2021
1st July & 2nd July 2021
15th July & 16th July 2021
09:30 – 12:30Virtual£495**
Train the Trainer: Delivering Early Intervention Programmes (1 day)20th May & 21st May 202109:30 – 12:30Virtual£150*



(Available for delegates one year after Train The Trainer courses)

Course DateTimeVenueCost exc VAT’ Booking details
Train the Trainer: Mental Health Champions Refresher 21st June & 22nd June 20210930 - 1230Virtual TrainingIncluded in licence

Regarding the following:

  • Train The Trainer: Delivering Early Interventions Refresher

As part of the licence, settings are welcome to attend one of the above Delivering Early Interventions courses free of charge one year after completing the course to act as a refresher. You can bring up to two new delegates each year.

Please note: you are only able to attend a refresher for the course you originally attended.


*Plus licence, Second person free
**Second person £250 (secondary schools) or £150 (primary schools)
***Up to 50% off for multiple staff bookings


Contact Us


To book one of the courses listed, either call 01733 373187 or email


Please note: we can tailor courses for individual needs and provide in-house training from just £900+VAT for up to 16 delegates. Many of our courses are not included in the above calendar so for more information about all of our courses, visit our Mental health training page


Other events and information


We also have a range of other events and information you can access. Please see details in the various boxes below:


Recent event resources


Anxiety in Children: Strategies for Parents and Carers webinar & Strategies for Staff webinar


There were two webinars (16 & 25 March 2021), one aimed at parents and carers & the other for school staff, both focusing on the anxiety that we are seeing in some children especially as they return to school. We focused on what anxiety looks like in school, how to talk about it, and how to support children in managing it.

You can watch the sessions by clicking on the links below:



Motivation in Education event


This online event took place on February 23 2021 and was attended by over 60 professionals from different parts of the country.

The pandemic has brought many challenges for education settings, and has had a significant effect on the ability of staff and pupils to concentrate and stay motivated. The focus of this event was to help individuals develop a greater awareness of Motivation for themselves and the setting they work in.

Bevis Moynan (Author of Mapping Motivation for Coaching) and Senior Trainer of Motivational Mapping spoke about various scenarios where motivation is a prime factor in achieving successful outcomes, examples of some of these are;


  • Improve the dynamic between children/parents and teachers
  • Improve classroom and online motivation and performance
  • Enhance leadership management and coaching skills through knowledge of the differences in what motivates and how you can use that to aid performance, communication and cohesion
  • Ensure your own career decisions are in alignment with what is important to you and how that is likely to change
  • Understand values based career conflict and why both people get stuck in their careers and struggle with people with opposing career values
  • Understand how a knowledge of motivation can massively grow awareness and lead to more informed delivery and unlock challenges with student learning


This session was recorded and is available to view online.

If you would like further information please contact us at




YMCA is involved with various campaigns around supporting young people an we encourage everyone to get involved. These include:



IAMWHOLE is an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA, launched in 2016.



Be Real

Be Real is a body confidence campaign, co-ordinated by YMCA, the campaign was founded in partnership with Dove. Aiming to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.