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Introduction to Mental Health Workshop

The Introduction to Mental Health workshop is our foundation module, suitable for all adults who work with children and young people and all settings that wish to apply a whole setting approach to create a mentally healthy environment. This workshop explores the building blocks of mental health. It touches on the impact of environment and life events on development and how we, as adults can help young people navigate these experiences, increasing the chance of positive mental health outcomes. We will look at how these difficulties can present and the impact this can have on learning. Delegates will leave with practical strategies they can apply in a range of situations.

Course Summary

Delivered by mental health professionals, this two hour workshop provides delegates with an overview of the impact of attachment and trauma on later mental health. The workshop will provide practical tools for adults to increase their understanding of the experiences of the children in their care and consider a range of strategies for managing areas of concern. Delegates will leave feeling better equipped and more confident to offer solutions and identify those that need support.

This workshop can be tailored to meet your settings specific needs and provides a good foundation for further training. Courses such as Building Resilience and those in our enhanced training portfolio will build staff knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • To consider how young people with mental health difficulties present
  • To understand how young people can develop a mental health condition and how these difficulties can present
  • To understand what impact a mental health condition can have on a child’s ability to learn
  • Explore what you can do to help children and yourselves build positive mental health in the face of challenges

Added Benefits

To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skill Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge.

Read more information on our Level 2 Distance Learning Enhancing Training page.


Prices start from just £440 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £49 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  Please contact us for more details.


  • “A great introduction with good overview of Mental Health. Super practical strategies”
  • “Very interesting and informative thanks”
  • “A fantastic and informative training session that really helped me understand mental health for children”
  • “Trainer mixed science, research and own personal experiences to create session – very informative”
  • “Trainer’s expertise and passion really came across when he talked about attachment and how to support children” – Teacher
  • “A fantastic and informative training session that really helped me understand mental health for children” – Teacher
  • “The trainer was very knowledgeable which made the course really interesting and relevant to the present time we are living in” – EY Room leader practitioner