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Train the Trainer – Mental Health Champions

Every organisation can benefit from having a Mental health Champion – an individual who has a good foundation of mental health and is able to share that with the organisation as a whole. Organisations that build a whole setting understanding of the issues that young people face are better able to support them to develop positive mental health. Furthermore developing staff knowledge and skills in these areas contribute to issues being identified and responded to early on. This train the trainer course will equip staff to deliver a series of modules that reflect significant aspects of young people’s lives and how they interact with their mental health. We recommend that all settings who attend this course, arrange for an Introduction to Mental Health (or a similar training) to be delivered to all staff before cascading the training in this portfolio of courses.

This three day course begins with our Introduction to Mental Health course, creating a solid foundation of learning from which they can deliver the subsequent modules. The training then explores the content of the following 7 modules (also available as separate training sessions) Building Resilience, Anxiety and Depression, Self-Harm and suicide awareness, Risk-Taking Behaviour, Body Confidence, Substance Misuse and Sexual Health). The 3 days are usually spread over six weeks, to enable time for delegates to consolidate learning and consider how to apply their learning to their setting. On this training, delegates will learn how to deliver the module in their own setting.

This package includes: Online access to presentations, Trainer notes and other resources; Annual refresher training to keep you updated; Peer support session to discuss and reflect on delivery; Access to the Mental Health Training Team for support and any queries you may have.


  • Introductory training in issues that are closely linked with mental health in children and young people
  • Training in seven modules from our enhanced training portfolio for cascading in your setting
  • The opportunity to practice delivering this content to others

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding your roles and responsibilities in mental health provision
  • Understanding how to identify specific needs and risks in the well-being of children and young people
  • Applying this knowledge to deliver up to seven teacher awareness training modules in your setting
  • Building confidence in cascading and sourcing further information
  • Follow-up support, on-going updates, good practice sharing and refresher training through the licensing renewal arrangement – plus an understanding of how to access direct clinical interventions for those in most need.


We recommend that all settings who attend this course, arrange for an Introduction to Mental Health (or a similar training) to be delivered to all staff before cascading the training in this portfolio of courses.

Added Benefits

  • Long-term support for specialist health and well-being provision in your school
  • Massive savings on the cost of direct training delivery (save up to 75% compared to delivering modules separately)
  • Expertise from a well recognised organisation – we have been delivering mental health services locally for 35 years, and we understand the needs of young people. Our trainers are mental health professionals with a wealth of experience
  • Direct links to service provision – we can also deliver interventions directly to young people, providing immediate support if a referral is required
  • Tailored solutions – all our programmes have been designed based on feedback from schools. We can design new programmes when needs are identified
  • Charitable support – by accessing our programmes, you are directly enabling us to support more young people. Any income we receive is put back into providing more services at a local level. We can also help schools with fundraising to provide more direct support in those schools that need it most.


The annual licence renewal fee includes all of the following:

  • Unlimited use of the materials in your school – by signing up, you can deliver our programmes and access our resources for a yearly renewal fee
  • Training manual that is regularly updated
  • Tried and tested resources and materials based on sound research
  • Regular updates – we do all the research and find the most useful resources for you, saving you time and money. We will also source additional materials and content as necessary, based on your feedback
  • Peer support sessions – our licensing agreement and annual refreshers allow schools to share good practice. We will also facilitate peer support opportunities so you can always access additional help from others
  • Clinical support and advice – our dedicated service means you can contact us if you have any questions about the material. We will offer support and signpost you to additional resources, so help is always on hand.


Course cost includes three day training plus all licence benefits for one year:

Primary Schools or small organisations: £605 + VAT

Secondary schools or medium to large organisations: £660 + VAT

This price includes free Introduction to Mental Health training session and licence to deliver 7 modules

Additional places: £315 per person^


Annual renewal fee include free refresher training and updated materials^ – £210 for primary schools and £260 for secondary schools.

Alternatively we can deliver this three day course in-house for up to 16 delegates, at a cost of £3140+VAT and expenses plus £210/£260 licence fees per setting (contact us for details)


* This enables you to deliver any of the 7 modules as many times as you wish to your school staff, using the presentations and notes provided.
A yearly renewal is required to continue to use and receive updated materials. It is recommended that you book Whole School Introduction to Mental Health training (delivered by YMCA Trinity Group mental health professionals) before implementing any of the other 7 modules.
^Schools or organisations with more than 400 pupils/young people must send two members of staff to ensure you have sufficient trainers to cover the size of your setting.  Additional places on refresher courses will cost an admin fee of £50 per person