Leading a Mentally Healthy School

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 9:15 am -3:30 pm
£150 to Non-Members, Free to Members

Leading a Mentally Healthy School - A cascade training programme to create policy and practice to support positive mental health.  Training materials and resources provided. - (2 days)

Cost: £150 (No cost to Inspire Members)

Audience: Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Governor/s, Inclusion Leads

Focus: To support retention of staff, raise outcomes and improve staff and pupil engagement.

Session Dates:

Friday 8th  February 2019 9.15am-3.30pm

Friday 21st June 2019 9.15am – 3.30pm


Bereavement & Loss

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Free to Inspire Members


Bereavement and Loss- How to support children and families through the loss and bereavement journey.


  • What is loss and how children experience this?
  • Reactions and coping plans.
  • Strategies for supporting relationship break-ups.
  • Supporting the whole family.
  • Creating a support pack for your school.
  • Resources and on-line support.


  • Improving children’s resilience to regulate and support behaviour and emotions.
  • Improving understanding to reduce fears around dealing with loss, therefore providing a more confident and effective support service.
  • Opportunity to discuss behaviours and shared experience of helping grief and empathy.
  • Having effective strategies to help and develop a coping plan with a family.
  • Resources and information to share in your school supporting colleagues.

Adult Counselling Service

Venue to be Confirmed
£45.00 per hour

Adult Counselling Services

If you feel that your wellbeing is currently under threat and that you would benefit from personal counselling, you can book the services of an Associate Counsellor. Please follow the link below to book an appointment. All information is treated confidentially. Counselling is £45.00 per session.

®Theraplay and Counselling for Children

With over seven years of experience in an educational setting, Fiona is a counsellor in the person centred modality of therapy and a play therapist using the principles of ®Theraplay.

Having worked with mainstream, SEN and vulnerable children as well as in a youth agency and secondary school, Fiona is able to deliver a bespoke programme either on a 1:1 or group basis to address many of the well- being issues children are facing such as anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, low self-esteem and anger.

Through informal but structured play sessions using the principles of ®Theraplay and mindfulness, along with counselling skills, the children are able to address any social, emotional or behaviour issues in a safe and fun environment. This support can be delivered on site at your school and is charged at £45.00 per hour.


Attachment Awareness Training

Venue to be Confirmed
£100 per day

Building Resilience, Improving Outcomes

In partnership with the Local Authority, KCA Associates, Swan and Fairfields Teaching Schools, we are offering you free training to explore how to improve standards by meeting the needs of vulnerable learners.  This might include Looked After Pupils, migrant populations, children living in families with domestic or alcohol abuse or any other child who has suffered trauma and attachment difficulties at an early age.


Reconnect Northamptonshire – Attachment Aware training to create ‘Reconnect Schools Leaders’

Free to Members

Event runs over TWO days (Friday and Monday)

Participants must attend both sessions on: TBC


Training 2 School Leaders so that they are able to train all of your staff in attachment awareness. To secure provision for the most vulnerable of your pupils.

Suitable for: All staff including Head Teachers and Deputies, Subject Leaders support workers, Inclusion Leads, SEND.  The people training need to be confident enough to train other staff in your school.

All of our schools have pupils who have attachment difficulties.  The evidence categorically indicates that these children and young people significantly underachieve unless they receive support and intervention.  Children can experience attachment difficulties as a consequence of trauma which may be caused by: parental absence or unavailability, parental depression, domestic abuse, children affected by migration, alcoholism in the family or removal from the birth home as is the case for looked after children.  Some children with autism can also experience attachment difficulties. 


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