To support schools in their journey towards adopting a 'Whole School Approach' to mental health and wellbeing we will be providing bite-size and whole day training options based on the different elements of The Somerset Wellbeing Framework.


LIFEbeat 2 Day Creative Practice PSHE & Pillar of Wellbeing: Belonging

Dates: 9th & 10th October 2018 

Times: 9 - 5pm

Venue: The SHED @ Frogmary Green Farm

To register a place please contact: Lucy Sicks Email:


Somerset Wellbeing Framework Twilight Session: Relationships

Pillar 2 – Relationships

Promoting staff development and wellbeing

Pupil Participation

Involving Parents

Date: 8th November 2018

Times: 3 - 6pm

Venue: The SHED @ Frogmary Green Farm

To register a place on this twilight go to: Relationships Twilight Session 


Emotion Coaching

This phase will be available to all phases and settings targeting SENCOs, SLT and staff with direct teaching responsibilities. The training will focus more closely on using the Emotion Coaching process to develop skills of self-care and resilience for teaching staff.

For further details, dates and registration go to: Somerset Emotion Coaching  


Additional Training

In addition we will commission our partner organisations to deliver training in areas such as:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Self Harm
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Eating Disorders

For further details on any of the above training please contact: Fiona Moir  or Jameelah Ingram  



Public Health has worked with partner organisations and services to develop The Somerset Wellbeing Framework and those organisations will be working alongside schools to offer direct support, guidance and training. These organisations are:



SHARE is the universal offer to schools for supporting young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health. Over the next 3 years the Schools Health and Resilience Education Project (SHARE) will be working in Somerset's secondary and middle school settings alongside work in PRUs and special schools.


The project offers:


  • Training and support to develop a 'whole school approach' to mental health and wellbeing

  • Emotion coaching

  • Student led projects/Peer champions

  • Parent forums 

The project continues into its second year in the autumn term with 13 schools already identified for Cohort 2. For further details contact: Fiona Martin, Team Administrator (Somerset Partnership):  


Additional support for schools and settings:


The Mental Health Toolkit

  • The role of schools in promoting mental health & PSHE
  • Information about local and national organisations
  • Self-harm guidance
  • Advice on dealing with trauma
  • Training opportunities including Emotion Coaching

Mental Health First Aid (youth)

MHFA England offer to train a member of staff in every secondary school 2017/18. For further details go to: All about Youth Mental Health First Aid.pdf



Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. it provides a much needed out of hours service for advice and support. 


Single Point of Access (SPA)

  • Single point of contact for advice, consultation and referrals for CAMHS
  • Based in Foundation House Taunton
  • Staffed by Clinicians and Admin
  • Mon – Fri 9 – 5
  • Call: 0300 124 5012

CAMHS Primary Mental Health Link Workers 

Commissioned by the Local Authority to provide CAMHS workers across the county to deliver:

  • Consultation, advice & signposting
  • Direct work with young people at a Tier 2 CAMHS level for short pieces of focused work.
  • Training and attendance at TAS
  • Commissioned to work directly with 11-18

PSHE Support

Resources and training to support delivery of Emotional Health and Wellbeing Education:

  • Teaching about mental health
  • Promoting safe and positive relationships
  • Rise Above
  • To find out more about our new PSHE CPD programme 2017/18 contact Jameelah Ingram Email:

Educational Psychology Service

The team provides support and resources across all levels of need:

  • Systemic/whole school —
  • Groups —
  • Individual complex casework — —
  • —Supervision for staff
  • Training
  • Resources - including, —Sensory Needs Handbook, — —Harmful Sexual Behaviour Guidance, —Critical Incidents, —Transgender Guidance — 
  • For further information contact: Sam Hutton (East)

Parent & Carer Toolkit

A new portal of advice, guidance and links for parents, carers and practitioners about health, behaviour, emotional wellbeing and the many topics and issues that parents need help with.