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Supporting Mental Health Pastorally


Your new on demand e-learning course 

The increase in mental health issues amongst children and young people is well reported, as are the impacts on their attendance and outcomes. With demand and waiting times for support for children increasing, the role of the pastoral lead in providing support has never been so important.

This brand new course has been designed and written by Sam Garner, a leading expert inpastoral care, mental health and SEN. Sam will help you to understand your legal responsibilities for students with SEN and how this impacts the provision of pastoral care.

This e-learning course will guide you through some of the most common mental health issues seen in children in young people, so that you feel better prepared to understand, respond and take action. You will consider what preventative action can be taken in your school and how you can act to embed a positive approach to mental health.


  • Have a clearer understanding of the role of the pastoral lead in relation to mental health issues

  • Understand the background to common mental health issues, including risk factors and ACEs

  • Be better equipped to support children who are struggling with anxiety

  • Be clear on the difference between depression and sadness

  • Understand how depression can lead to suicide risk and how to approach this

  • Differentiate between the different types of self-harm

  • Identify the different types of eating disorders and their symptoms and indicators

  • Be able to better respond to mental health concerns in your role as pastoral lead

  • Take steps to proactively support mental health in your school

Sam is a renowned speaker, trainer and author specialising in mental health and SEN. She has been a SENCo in a large secondary school andis a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and a Child and AdolescentCounsellor. Sam also set up a company providing mental health CBTprogrammes for schools.
Supporting Mental Health Pastorally. She is in high demand to speak at conferences and events and provides in-house trainingfor schools and companies, nationally and internationally. Lauded for her humour and ‘telling it like it is’ approach to mental health, Sam has had her book Mental Health inEducation published by Routledge, and regularly writes for several publications with morebooks in the pipeline for publication.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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