Designated Mental Health and Wellbeing (Dealing with people of Determination) Course


Delivery Model: Online or face-to-face session.

What is Included: Certificate of attendance for CPD.

Platform: MS Teams.

Target audience:

Instructors, Teachers, Head teachers, Professors etc., ancillary staff, parents, carers, Governors and Trustees. This course is aimed for delegates who will hold the position of the designated mental health and wellbeing lead within a University / School settings.

Aims of the course:

This course will enable the designated mental health and wellbeing lead to understand what their role is and what are their main responsibilities.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Relate subject material to operational contextual practice.
  • Discuss and identify best practice in the mental health and wellbeing arena.
  • Better, enhance understanding, knowledge and obligations for the specific complexities of the role.
  • Develop professional reliance.

Intended Training outcomes:

Delegates will have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Identify how to ensure mental health and wellbeing is implemented in an age appropriate way.
  • Identify, describe and examine the role and main responsibilities of the designated mental health and wellbeing lead.
  • Develop professional resilience required for the role and identify how this may affect professional practice.
  • Understand and identify key legislation and guidance.
  • Identify what policy means in practice.
  • Identify actions required in a setting to safeguard young people.
  • Identify an early intervention strategy to avoid mental health crisis.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of mental health or wellbeing distress.
  • Understand how to respond effectively to a young person who does displays signs of emotional distress, anxiety, or depression.
  • Understand the barriers, which prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them.
  • Identify the appropriate support services in university / school to support pupils and staff.
  • Identify the appropriate referral process for mental health and wellbeing concerns.
  • Understand the correct reporting system when concerns about a young person are raised.
  • Understand what role the setting has in a multi-agency approach to positive mental health and wellbeing.
  • Identify how to record and share information, including confidentiality and culture complexities, safely.
  • Understand the emotional impact of being a designated mental health and wellbeing lead.
  • Learn how to share best practice and mitigate risk to pupils, staff and setting.


NOTE: The Continuing Education Center of AlAin University assure that there will be a yearly due–evaluation with carefulness to ensure that all the trainers are experienced and skilled operationally, and the training delivery is quality assured to meet the utmost criteria and quality.


Contact Details:
Continuing Education Centre of Al Ain University.
Phone: 02-6133257


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