Over the past year, it has been an absolute joy to see so many mental health leads embracing the role and making the most of government-funded training (see panel, below) to develop their skills and understanding and maximise their impact.
One thing is clear though – this is a big job and if you are to really have an impact you will need to build either a formal or informal team.
In this article, I am sharing some ideas we have learned along the way about how to successfully build a team around the mental health lead and enable a genuinely whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
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