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Senior Mental Health Lead Training for Schools and Colleges

NottAlone is a Department for Education assured provider of the Senior Mental Health Lead training. DfE Registration Code SMHL070.

The NottAlone training will provide training for senior mental health leads tailored to your local needs and provided by local services across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. The training course takes 1 year to complete and consists of several sessions of input and support.


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What does the NottAlone training cover?

Developed by a range of local experts including young people, parents carers and school staff, the NottAlone training will cover: 

  • An overview of the 8 Principles of Promoting a Whole School/College Approach to Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Support from local experts in evaluating your current practice across these principles and planning a bespoke programme of training and support for your schools, building on your existing knowledge and strengths 
  • Introducing the NottAlone website, a single online source of advice, information and links to services supporting young people’s mental health in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City 

How much does the training cost?

The total cost of the training course for each Senior Mental Health Lead is £800 and you can apply for a DfE training grant of up to £1200 to fund this training and expenses e.g. staff cover. (If you have any queries about the DfE grant, please contact

Information needed to activate the grant funding, once the DfE contact you: 

Training course code: SMHL070

Start Date: July 2024

End Date: May 2025

Cost: £800