ROAR WSA training for senior mental health leads in schools

The ROAR Whole School Approach (WSA) training suite has been developed to support the professional development of mental health leads in primary and secondary schools.

What are the WSA aims?

ROAR Whole School Approach (WSA) supports senior mental health leads to develop a coordinated and evidence-based approach to access and implement the WSA model in their school setting.

The training has been developed in partnership with colleagues from Education to give senior leaders an overview of key principles (based on the PHE model) to promoting emotional health and wellbeing across education. The training has grown out of Liverpool’s long-standing multi-agency city-wide WSA and the development of mental health support teams in schools.

The course works in synergy with the ROAR WSA assessment tool, which gives senior leaders a baseline report to develop and implement an action plan to see mental health and emotional wellbeing considered in all aspects of school life. Supported by ten stand-alone modules, the course will support senior leads to develop each principle of their whole school approach, using resources, further training and support whilst maximising the role of local mental health support teams.

Participants can also access further ROAR Training (ROAR primary/secondary, Early Years, ROAR SEN, ROAR Culture and ROAR supervision training) to develop specific principles such as recognising need. Senior MHLs are encouraged to bring along additional staff to specific modules to build their mental health team in school.

Eight Principles of supporting emotional health and wellbeing in schools

Based on Public Health England’s ‘Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.’

Based on the Public Health England model, the Liverpool model comprises eight key areas, starting with leadership and management and then working out into every aspect of school life. The outer rings of the model link to support and resources that can assist schools in developing each of these areas. This training has been designed to support the use of the WSA audit tool, which gives senior leaders a baseline report to develop and implement an action plan to see mental health and emotional wellbeing considered in all aspects of school life.

How does ROAR WSA work?

We recommend completing all ten modules for senior mental health leads in schools to achieve the Mental Health WSA ROAR Champion Certificate. Participants can combine this with further ROAR training (primary or secondary) and any ROAR CPD (Early Years, ROAR SEN, ROAR Culture) additions to further develop their skills.

For schools wanting to send targeted staff onto specific modules, any of these can be accessed as stand-alone CPD training.

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