We’re working with schools across the country to form a new Trailblazer group to develop a new apprenticeship standard for Designated School Mental Health Lead.

This role has been defined in the Green Paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ as one of the key pillars in the strategy to improve emotional health and well-being.

 The core purposes of this role include: 

We know that mental health problems affect a significant number of children and young people, with the most recent data suggesting that one in ten children and young people have some form of clinically diagnosable mental health disorder. This level of prevalence equates to around 850,000 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health disorder in the UK today.

Feedback from schools suggest that many will welcome the opportunity to develop the role of Designated School Mental Health Lead as a defined occupation with a relevant associated standard.  

Register your interest

If you're interested in developing a Designated School Mental Health Lead - simply fill in the form below to register your interest: