Training for schools

Information about mental health and wellbeing training for schools staff and governors. Includes training courses and online, on-demand training. 

(For a full list of current training offered by Headstart Kernow please go to

Following the introductory Webinars last term we are offering a series of 45 minute themed sessions, including Staff Wellbeing; Supporting Staff Wellbeing for School Leaders; Anxiety & Low-Mood; Emotionally Based School Avoidance; Trauma & Stress and Bereavement & Loss. The sessions are based on the feedback/requests we received as part of Phase One. There will be further opportunities to hear from you about what further support would be helpful.

Staff Wellbeing (3 sessions) - Thursday 21.01.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm, Wednesday10.02.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm & Tuesday 09.03.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm - BOOK HERE.

Emotionally Based School Avoidance (2 sessions) - Tuesday 09.02.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm & Wednesday 24.02.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm - BOOK HERE.

Trauma and Stress ( 2 sessions) - Wednesday10.02.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm & Wednesday 24.02.21 3:30pm - 4:15pm - BOOK HERE.

Anxiety and Low Mood (2 sessions) - Wednesday 10.02.21 2:00pm - 2:45pm & Wednesday 03.03.21 2:00pm - 2:45pm - BOOK HERE.

Bereavement and Loss (2 sessions)  - Thursday 04.03.21 09:30am - 10:15am & Thursday 18.03.21 9:30am - 10:15am - BOOK HERE.

Training the trainer (1 session) - 

Webinar 1, Part 1&2
Part 1 - Meeting the needs of young people in schools who feel isolated, worthless, anxious or depressed (age 13-25)
Part 2 - Meeting the needs of young people in schools who feel angry, unmotivated, alienated from schoolwork (age 13-25)
Access code - 5B3C42B7JI

Webinar 2
Attachment Play For Children in Primary Schools
Access code - 63JJ57BAE5

Webinar 3
The resilience narrative in schools: How does it sit with what we know about trauma and recovery?
Access code - 49IJ4I78GE

Headstart Online Resilience Tool Training

The Online Resilience Tool provides a practical way for professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.... more

Whole staff training sessions available on these dates: BOOK HERE

    1. 25 January, 3.30 – 6.30pm (part 1)
    2. 26 January, 3.30 – 6.30pm (part 2)
    3. 1st March, 6pm – 9pm – a dedicated 3 hr TIS overview for all professionals working in the voluntary and community sectors.

Please invite your colleagues to attend the whole staff training as they are available to all professionals working with children and young people.

“Same Storm, Different Boats” - Weathering the Storm!

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools – FREE Training for ALL School Staff; Governors and colleagues supporting MH & WB in schools.

The Educational Psychology Service, working with colleagues in Headstart and beyond, have localised the materials provided by the DfE and integrated best practice across Cornwall into a practical and flexible resource to help YOU, the wider school community and children and young people to ‘Weather the Storm’ and navigate safely to calmer waters…

Our introductory Webinar (1 hour and 15 mins) is open to all and will provide an introduction to wellbeing and resilience. It will look at a whole school approach to wellbeing and highlight the wide-ranging support available in Cornwall. There will opportunities to hear from you about your experiences and to share what further support would be helpful.

Further sessions including Staff Wellbeing; Bereavement & Loss; Anxiety & Low-Mood and; Trauma & Stress will be offered in phase 2. There will also be additional topics available based on YOUR feedback.

Delegates will be able to access all the training materials and additional resources / information to support cascade / further training back in schools.

The training is based on Wellbeing for Education Return, a national programme initiated and funded by the DfE.