Mental Illness Investigated


A day long course to increase a teacher’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. We also train teachers to deliver a 6-lesson curriculum.  Staff become equipped to support pupils and teach awareness of what constitutes mental illness in all its forms thus reducing the stigma surrounding it. As a result, this allows greater empathy on behalf of staff towards pupils and pupils towards their peers recognising symptoms in themselves and others. It also give teachers the knowledge to support and teach pupils to develop and look after their mental health. This is especially important in an age where there is so much pressure on young people from multiple sources such as social media.


  • Duration

    1 day

  • Delivery

    Presentations, individual participation activities, individual tasks shared with group. Peer and trainer feedback, paired and whole group discussion.

  • For

    Teachers teaching pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11

  • Aim

    For teachers to be confident in delivering the 6-lesson curriculum to guide pupils towards healthy coping strategies and seeking support when needed.

  • Price

    £190 per person

  • Outcomes


    • Are prepared to teach the curriculum
    • Gain a good understanding of mental illness, including the parallels with physical health, the role of the brain, common triggers for young people and the protective factors
    • Can teach techniques for building and sustaining good mental health
    • Can teach coping strategies and support pupils in need


    • Have a more holistic understanding of mental illness; what it is and the science behind it
    • Understand the importance of mental health
    • Gain knowledge of how to promote and look after their own personal and mental wellbeing
    • Are able to recognise signs of mental illness in themselves and peers, able to offer effective support and know where to get help when needed

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“It was so useful to think about mental health generally, and then look more specifically at the excellent teaching resources, case studies and practical strategies that I know will engage students.”

Mental Illness investigated


Teachers rate the main learning outcome for this course 4.7 out of 5

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