Would you like 1 year of support?

Where I am able to work with schools over time, offering consultancy at a management and operational level the rate and depth of change is significant. The Limited Edition Mental Health Programme is a One Year Implementation support programme with me on-site and is the ultimate Mental Health training solution for your School.

Specifically I think you want to have:

  • school excellence in the promotion of positive Mental Health
  • leadership and management strategies for the prevention of Mental Health vulnerability
  • whole school approaches for the experienced or newly-qualified alike
  • staff expertise in working with today’s challenging pupils
  • enhanced teaching and learning behaviours with improved outcomes.

When a teacher understands why and how mental vulnerability presents, and know what actions to take, both teaching and learning improve; when a school understands, a community blooms.

The Limited Edition Mental Health Programme provides you with one year of personalised support:

£1899

  • Consultation with Marilyn to tailor the Programme to your school
  • Autumn presentation by Marilyn to all staff and named Mental Health Governor to kick off the initiative. Inc: Teacher’s Information Sheet about Mental Health in the Classroom. Presentation provided for future use.
  • Monthly conference call through the year to cover any questions you may have.
  • The Mental Health Take Away Core Programme: a self-managed staff development course sharing essential Mental Health knowledge, understanding and strategies to identify and intervene:
  • A step by step self managed video training programme with subtitles
    • An audio-only file of the training programme
    • Transcripts of video training programme
    • Activity sheets for you to do, including:
      • a Mental Health audit
      • vulnerability assessment
      • competencies of resilience
    • These files are owned by the school for lifetime use.
  • Implementation resources and action steps to keep the momentum going
    • 10 x Teachers assessment tools to track changes in children’s learning and behaviour over a 4-6 week period
    • Planning and delivery guidelines for each assessment tool
    • Management assessment tool to monitor classroom strategies through a structured discussion
  • Evaluation of impact:
    • Management assessment tool to track the impact of the training
  • Spring Term Consultancy 1-1 to discuss progress and challenges, finding from the assessment tools
  • Spring Term Drop in Question and Answers Session with Marilyn for all classroom teachers post course
  • Summer Term Consultancy session 1-1 to discuss progress and challenges 
  • Summer Term Review and Wrap Up session (e.g. with Governors / Senior Management Team) to create Next Step Actions and Plans incorporating the tool recording the impact of the training

I will help you to improve the mental wellness of all pupils and better meet the needs of the hard to reach and teach in particular. This Programme does not focus on diagnosis, referrals and treatment. This is not a Health course : this is an educational experience. At the end of the day, this is all about children and our children’s children… legacy!

You will have:

  • support throughout the year to ensure the success of this initiative
  • confidence that you provide a recent and relevant programme from a national expert
  • a resource for repeated use with current and future staff at anytime
  • an increased staff development offer that attracts and retain staff
  • no supply cover costs
  • no lose of pre-allocated training days
  • applicable to all levels of staff experience - a whole school approach
  • observable changes to learning and behaviours
  • used the pupil premium funding effectively
  • improved staff resilience

Your staff will have:

  • options on where when and how they take the training
  • coaching by an expert teacher and teacher trainer used to working with schools
  • improved knowledge of mental health
  • practical ways to identify vulnerable pupils
  • a menu of intervention strategies that fit with their teaching style
  • and specifically be able to teach your pupils how to:
  • gain independence
  • start and complete tasks
  • see consequences and take responsibility
  • reflect and consider
  • have a sense of belonging
  • overcome the fear of getting it wrong
  • overcome meltdowns
  • overcome loss and to live with being highly sensitive.

Whether in Maths, English or any other subject, the training will show teachers the ways that learning tasks can be structured so the child builds positive mental health.

Which means your pupils will become more engaged, resilient and better learners. And give your staff the greater satisfaction of having made a difference. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Is the Mental Health Take Away Core Programme better than other mental health trainings?

At at time of creation I am unaware of any other similar teacher training.

Will I see improvement?

Yes, other Heads have seen that the Limited Edition Mental Health Programme improves teaching and learning with accelerated breadth and depth of success.

Do I have to wait for a new school year to start the programme?

We recommend beginning in September of the new school year. However, should you wish to consider a concentrated rollout, please contact me to discuss scheduling.

Can I delegate the 1-1 consultancy sessions to a programme Lead?

Yes, however, discussions are recommended with both yourself and your designated Lead both initially and at the end.

How long does the Limited Edition Mental Health Programme training element take; we are really busy?

The entire self managed video training is 1.5 hours plus reflection points and activity sheets. Most sections are about 5 mins. It is designed for the busy classroom teacher. 

Consultancy, presentations and review sessions through the school year are designed to take place during the typical after school or twilight staff meetings.

What will I receive?

In addition to the 1-1 on-site and conference call activity: (1-1 Consultations, staff presentations, staff Q&A sessions, Senior management review sessions) You will receive a USB containing: 

The Mental Health Take Away Complete Programme: 

  • Quick Start Guide 
  • A step by step self managed video training programme with Closed Captioning
  • An audio-only file of the training programme
  • Transcripts of video training programme 
  • Activity sheets including:
    • A Mental Health audit 
    • Vulnerability assessment 
    • Competencies of resilience

Implementation resources

Prior to starting video training:

  • Warm up: Awareness raising questionnaire
    • Can be done pre meeting or as an ice breaker
  • Staff Meeting Presentation for you or a Lead to deliver
    • 1hr : 24 slides with natural halfway break
    • notes for presenter with key talking points
    • group / pair activities with timings 
  • Teacher’s Information Sheet about Mental Health in the Classroom

Throughout implementation period:

  • 10 x Teachers assessment tools to track changes in children’s learning and behaviour over a 4-6 week period
  • Planning and delivery guidelines for each assessment tool
  • Management assessment tool to monitor classroom strategies through a structured discussion

Evaluation of impact:

  • Management assessment tool to track the impact of the training

What technology do I need?

You will receive a USB. This can be viewed directly or uploaded to your school server. You will be able to view on any compatible device.

Does this have to be done at school?

No, the video training can be accessed anywhere convenient.

Is there a limit how many teachers can use this?

There is no limit to the number of uses. Pricing includes the use at one school address by any current staff member.  Please contact us directly for MAT or group pricing.

I have a tight budget do you have a payment plan?

It is possible to make 2 equal payments for the Limited Edition Mental Health Programme. The first at purchase the second in April. Please contact me for details

How can I get funding for this?

One way to fund the Limited Edition Mental Health Programme is by using Pupil Premium monies – the cost is less than two Pupil Premiums. 

I have curriculum squeeze - are there activities that need fitting in to classroom time?

No

Does this provide mental health curriculum content, such as a PHSE unit, for pupils?

No

I want you to be completely without risk, so here’s my guarantee…

I want you to be success with this training. If, after 60 days, you are not completely satisfied please send me your completed activity sheets for review, along with examples from the initial staff meeting, and I will call you to discuss. If after this discussion you are still not happy I will refund 100%.

It's really easy to get started

Complete the Form. This is what happens next. 

  • I will send you the T&C’s for using this product – it includes general expectations around prices and copy rite. 
  • Once you return a signed copy (electronic version is fine) I will raise an invoice for £1899 against your order number to be processed.
  • Upon receipt of payment your Limited Edition Mental Health Programme will be begin.
  • We schedule our first consultation!

Why do this now? 

Time flies, it will be a new school year before you know it. Wouldn’t it be great to go into the summer confidently knowing you have a solid plan for mental health training for the coming year?

Customers reviews

What people say?

Using the management standards that Marilyn has devised, helped us with our Ofsted inspection.
Primary School
Greater Manchester
The pupils now have a reflection area and each term it concentrates on one of the school’s values. The pupils can sit and reflect on the values or write worries and hang them on the Worry Tree…then go off and leave their worries behind them. The topics on the tree help us, the staff, to focus on these through assemblies and story times.
C of E Primary School
Lancashire
Each member of staff has a named person to discuss their own mental health needs. We are a critical friend to each other, supporting each other as a family, and now being able to share feelings in front of children; we can be a role model in a positive way.
Primary School
Manchester
We have changed our first Parent’s Evening of the school year from focussing on attainment goals to inviting parents to talk in depth about their child. We use a structured conversation to do this. We found out so much and better understand the child in the classroom
Junior School
Bournemouth
There is much more interest around mental well-being from staff, leading to conversations and prioritising. Some are researching for themselves.
Infant and Junior School
Wigan
I have some anger problems and have now been given a way to avoid getting in trouble
Y5 boy reporting in Pupil Survey
Poole

Would love this but 2 pupil premiums is too much?

Not everyone can commit to the Limited Edition, I understand. That’s why I created the Mental Health Take Away Complete Prorgramme.

Would you like all your preparation done for you? Evidence and outcomes tracked and recorded? To open your training programme and have everything ready to go with  peace of mind?
This “done for you” Launch Kit contains everything you need (other than me!): 

£799

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