Free Mental Health Awareness Training for Secondary Schools

The Anna Freud Centre are delighted to announce that they have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to offer a comprehensive free Mental Health Awareness Training to over 1800 secondary schools and colleges.

This one-day Mental Health Awareness Training for secondary schools is underpinned by the Centre’s longstanding experience of working within schools to support pupil, parent/carer and staff mental health. The training is grounded in a rigorous evidence base and will take place across England in over 130 locations between September 2019 and February 2020. It covers:

  • What the evidence tells us about mental health difficulties in schools
  • Spotting the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Positive approaches to promoting mental health and wellbeing in the whole school community

To find out whether your secondary school or college is eligible and to register to attend a training, please visit

Read the full news story and read the article in TES.