Training and staff development


Sources of training and development to support emotional and mental healthwork with children and young people:





MindEd - e-learning to support healthy young minds

The MindEd programme, which is funded by the Department of Health and provides simple, clear guidance on mental health to adults who work with children and young people, to help them support the development of young healthy minds. It allows users to explore resources and complete e-learning sessions at their leisure, as well providing access to information about the services and evidenced based therapies available to help children and young people.




Educational Psychology team

The Educational Psychology Services provides a wide range of training and development opportunities for adults working with children and young people from birth to 25.  This includes staff from Early Years settings, education settings, Children’s Social Care and more.  The flyer below contains information on a representative sample of training currently delivered; bespoke training can also be arranged.


Training from the Educational Psychology Service


Further information about core and chargeable services will be found in the Somerset STEP catalogue.


Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL)

SCIL provide a range of training opportunities for those who work or volunteer in children and young people’s services. Their aim is to ensure that the workforce has the skills and knowledge necessary to help every child and young person stay safe, develop and succeed.


Somerset Health & Wellbeing in Learning Programme

Offers training and support to schools, colleges and other settings that supports emotional health and wellbeing and mental health education. Please look under the 'Training' tab on this website for our current training opportunities.


Learning Curve

An extension of the Learning and Development department of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Learning Curve provides training programmes for charities, social enterprises, education, voluntary and private organisations.