Mental health in schools: the role of leaders in supporting positive wellbeing

A series of free webinars on mental health leadership in educational settings

One in six school-aged children are likely to experience a mental health problem.*

In this free webinar series, we’ll explore the roles and responsibilities school leaders have in supporting mental health and wellbeing in their educational setting. You’ll hear about the principles behind implementing a whole school approach to mental health and be provided with practical tools and guidance. Through webinars aimed at different age ranges, you’ll explore challenges unique to your type of setting– whether you’re working in an early years setting, primary school or secondary school.

Each webinar will be led by one of our experts and consist of a presentation followed by a Q&A session with the presenter(s) – this is where you’ll have the chance to raise questions live with our experts on mental health in education

Scroll down to learn more about the webinars and register your place. 

Webinars in this series

There are four webinars in this series. Find out more below:

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Mental health in schools: an introduction to mental health leadership

Available to watch on demand

Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in early years

Available to watch on demand

Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in primary settings

Available to watch on demand

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Mental health in schools: leadership and wellbeing in secondary settings

Available to watch on demand

Who are these webinars for?

These free webinars are suitable for leaders working in a range of educational settings, who have an interest in mental health and wellbeing. You might be a headteacher, a member of the school senior management team, a designated mental health lead, governor or SENCo. If you know someone who might be interested, please do share this series with them.

We want to make our webinar series as helpful as possible, whichever setting you work in. This is why, as well as an introductory webinar, we’re running setting-specific sessions – you can choose which ones are most applicable to you.


“I enjoyed understanding how the brain develops and the types of suggestions that could be implemented to support the mental health in children in the early years.”
“This webinar will help me support colleagues – and remember the importance of our own mental health! ”
“I consider us to be an emotionally aware nursery who recognise the importance of acknowledging feelings, however the impact on staff and their wellbeing resonated with me today. ”
“I enjoyed the webinar as it was well organised and summarised well with a lot of good information.”
“I enjoyed learning about the concept of a whole school approach, inclusive of tools to use that encourages positive emotional wellbeing, which can be monitored and reviewed.”

Interested in exploring school mental health and wellbeing further?

The Digital Academy’s Senior mental health lead training will help you develop a personalised plan that will allow you to influence, promote and embed a whole school or college approach to positive mental health and wellbeing.

Hosted online, you’ll learn at your own pace through a combination of interactive learning elements, case studies and live sessions. And, if you work in an eligible state-funded schools or college in England, you can receive funding for this course from the Department for Education – meaning your costs will be covered.

Webinar leads

* Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2021: NHS Digital, September 2021

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