If wellbeing matters, training matters
Courses in Wellbeing and Mental Health for Staff and Pupils
from the Teach Well Alliance and Every Teacher Matters
Steve Waters. Director: Teach Well Alliance
Steve has over 40 years’ experience in secondary education, including as Head of Drama, Head of English, Assistant Principal and a local authority consultant with a School Improvement team. He is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College and an elected member of council. Steve is also a qualified Counsellor (BAC) and is a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, accredited by NUCO through the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA). As Founder and CEO of the Teach Well Alliance, Steve works in partnership with schools to implement a culture of staff wellbeing and mental health through his unique programme, the Teach Well Toolkit.
Suneta Bagri. Director: Cultivate Coaching & Every Teacher Matters
Suneta is a former headteacher, with a career spanning over 20 years in Primary schools, as a teacher, SENDCo and senior leader. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered College. Suneta is an accredited coach and supports the wellbeing and mental health of teachers and school leaders, both individually and within the school context. Suneta has bereavement counselling qualifications and is a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, accredited by NUCO through the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA). Sunetal is also a Mindfulness Trainer. She is director of Cultivate Coaching & Consultancy and founder of the Every Teacher Matters Project.
Please note: All our courses will be held online until further notice.
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
NEW from January 1st 2021!
Ideal professional development for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff
The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training enables TAs and Support Staff to train to be
First Aid for Mental Health Instructors
Why choose this qualification?
This is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It requires observation and assessment of performance.
The qualification is for:
The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and training skills sector:
Learners who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning.
In order to run this course from January 2021, we need a firm commitment from your school.
Click on the link below to access our booking form. We don't need names at this stage, just the number of Teaching Assistants and Support Staff who would like to take the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
Staff and pupil wellbeing and mental health
Ofqual regulated First Aid for Mental Health courses
Levels 1, 2 and 3
Certificated by Awarding Body
First Aid Awards (FAA), Ofqual regulated
For teaching and support staff.
Levels 1 & 2 also for pupils aged 14 and over.
Level 3 also for pupils aged 16 and over.
Level 1 First Aid for Mental Health
Download the specification by clicking
on the image above
Certify as a Level 1 First Aider for
Mental Health in Schools
First Aid Award (FAA) First Aid for Mental Health (Level 1: Ofqual regulated)
One day. 4 hours. Valid for 3 years.
Now available via distance learning on Zoom
A basic course in First Aid for Mental Health, tailored to all staff working in schools.
Also available to pupils aged 14 and over.
Level 1 = Level of difficulty equivalent to NVQ/GCSE grades 1-3
The FAA Level 1 First Aid for Mental Health syllabus
What you will cover
Assessment is by successful completion of the course, with participation in activities and full attendance
£55 per person.
Maximum 16 participants.
Discount for participants within the same school or trust: £45 pp.
Who can take this qualification?
Anyone who wants to be a First Aider for Mental Health
Teachers, support workers, Teaching Assistants and all staff who come into contact with staff and pupils during the school day.
NOTE: Pupils who are 14 or over can take this qualification!
If you would like pupils to take the course with your staff, the per person rate applies.
If you would like to offer a course for pupils only, the course is
£250 (No VAT) for up to 16 pupils
Are you familiar with how the adult First Aid for Mental Health
qualifications are structured?
If not, scroll down to the section below the Course Timetable for information.
Click on the image of our booklet to download it.
It contains all the information on this web page.
Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health
Certify as a Level 2 First Aider for
First Aid Award (FAA) First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2: Ofqual regulated)
One day. 6 hours. Valid for 3 years.
A basic course in First Aid for Mental Health, tailored to all staff working in schools
Level 2 = Level of difficulty equivalent to GCSE
The FAA Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health syllabus
£99 per person.
Discount for participants within the same school or trust: £79 pp.
Anyone who wants to be a First Aider for Mental Health.
£450 (No VAT) for up to 16 pupils
Understand depression and how to give
Mental Health First Aid
Understand anxiety and how to give
Understand psychosis and how to give
Understand eating disorders and how to give
Understand self-harm and how to give
Understand suicide and how to give
Understand the causes of teacher stress and how to give Mental Health First Aid
Understand the causes of teacher Burnout and how to give
Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
Certify as a Level 3 First Aider for Mental Health in Schools
Supervising and Leading First Aid for
First Aid Awards (FAA) Award for
Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
(Level 3: Ofqual regulated)
Two days. 14 hours. Valid for 3 years.
A comprehensive course in Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health, tailored to staff who have a lead role in implementing a culture of staff/pupil wellbeing and mental health in schools
Level 3 = Level of difficulty equivalent to A-Level
The FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising
First Aid for Mental Health
Additional topics to the syllabus also included:
School Staff Stress
Assessment is by two written papers and a practical demonstration of the First Aid Action Plan.
During Covid-19, assessment will be conducted via oral questions and answers and demonstration on Zoom.
Please note: Maximum of 16 participants
Anyone who wants to take a leading role in promoting
First Aid for Mental Health and supervising/leading other
First Aiders for Mental Health.
This qualification is most appropriate for Teachers,
Support Workers and Teaching Assistants who are seeking a whole-school role in
wellbeing and mental health.
NOTE: Pupils who are 16 or over can take this qualification!
If not, scroll down to the section below the Course Timetable for information
It contains all the information on this page.
How adult First Aid for Mental Health
courses are structured
Who are First Aid Awards?
The First Aid for Mental Health qualification is approved and administered by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA is an awarding body, regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Ofqual is responsible for overseeing all public qualifications in England
What do the Levels of a Qualification Mean?
What is the 'Qualification Specification'?
Click on image to download Qualification Specification for
What do the terms 'Learning Outcomes' and 'Assessment Criteria' mean?
All regulated qualifications have learning outcomes and assessment criteria, as shown in the image of Page 3 of our Level 3 course in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health. If you would find it easier to read a hard copy of the qualification, you can download a pdf by clicking on the image.
How will I be assessed?
In a face-to-face course, you would take a written test of one hour. During Covid-19, you will have an oral test via video conferencing with your tutor lasting around 60 minutes. There is no grading of the qualification - there is only Pass or Fail. If you fail, you will be given an opportunity to retake the oral test. We will give you guidance on how to prepare for the oral test.
You describe your trainers as 'NUCO trained'. What does that mean?
NUCO Training Ltd was founded in 1998. It is a provider of adult courses (Mainly 18+). Originally, it was a First Aid provider for physical health and built an excellent training reputation in this field.
It also now offers a range of FAA qualifications in First Aid for Mental Health. One of the qualifications it offers is the FAA Level 3 Instructor Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health. This course can only be studied by qualified teachers.
Suneta Bagri and Steve Waters, your trainers, are both experienced teachers. They both achieved the qualification and are now able to offer NUCO's full range of First Aid for Mental Health courses.
You can remind yourself of the courses we offer by scrolling back up this page.
I have seen other First Aid for Mental Health courses advertised.
Why should I book yours?
There are three reasons why you should book our First Aid for Mental Health courses for your school or college
1. We only use qualified First Aid for Mental Health Instructors who are also teachers. We understand what schools and colleges require of their First Aid for Mental Health staff. We can tailor courses to your needs. We are also able to offer the unique Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador training course in addition to our accredited qualifications.
2. There are other good providers of mental health courses who have a good reputation. However, their qualifications are often not Ofqual regulated and they issue their own certificates. Our certificates are issued by FAA, an awarding body, are nationally accredited and part of the RQF framework of qualifications.
3. Steve Waters is also a qualified BAC Counsellor and Suneta Bagri is a Bereavement Counsellor. Suneta and Steve have excellent knowledge and understanding of the causes and treatment of mental ill-health. They use their mental health qualifications to enhance the First Aid for Mental Health courses they offer to schools and colleges.
Student Wellbeing and Mental Health
One-day interactive training day for nominated Student Well-Being Ambassadors,
tailored to your school's requirements.
For Years 5, 9/10 or 12
NEW from September 2020!
Two consecutive days for pupils who are 14 and over to also certify with an
Ofqual regulated Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health qualification
Day 1: Role of Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador
Day 2: Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health (First Aid Awards)
Ofqual regulated and accredited
For Years 9/10 or Year 12
Now available via distance learning on Zoom!
We train your students to work in partnership with staff.
Ambassadors provide first aid wellbeing and mental health support to pupils who are experiencing difficulties.
A unique opportunity for students to demonstrate leadership and mental health first aider skills.
Please note: Our trainers are DBS cleared and registered
First Aid for Mental Health Instructors with the awarding centre NUCO.
A member of staff will be required to sit in on the course to ensure safeguarding and to assist with I.T.
Click on the image below to download our information booklet on our
First Aid for Mental Health courses, including Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador training
£450 per course
Maximum 20 students
(16 if you are entering them for the Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health qualification).
Each course only open to students from the same school.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to request an invoice or to book by payment card.
'My pupils are aged 14 and over'.
'How can they train to be Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassadors and
gain an accredited Level 2 qualification in First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH)?'
Your pupils take an additional one-day course in First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH).
The FAMH qualification takes one day - 6 hours.
It is awarded by NUCO and accredited by the Ofqual regulated awarding body First Aid Awards (FAA).
If a student attends for 6 hours and participates in all the activities, they will pass.
As with physical First Aid, this course is not examined on academic ability.
There are 3 routes to take the addtional one-day FAMH course
If students are 14 when they undertake Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador training, they take the FAMH Level 2 qualification the following day. We strongly suggest that this is the most effective route, as the first day of Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador training is fresh in the pupils' minds.
If you can’t arrange for students to take the FAMH Level 2 qualification the following day, you can book another date (See our timetable of courses below). This would also be an option if your pupils were not 14 when they underwent Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador training but became 14 during the same academic year.
Students take the course alongside members of staff, either the following day after the Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassador course, or at a later date. A customised quotation will be provided if you choose this route; the fee for staff is based on the cost of an individual place, whereas the fee for students is a flat course fee.
If you wish to enter pupils for the First Aid for Mental Health extra qualification, let us know when you book.
The cost is £450 (No VAT) per course.
Please note: If you also wish to enter your Student Wellbeing and Mental Health Ambassadors for the First Aid in Mental Health qualification, the maximum number we can train is 16.
Mindfulness for Teachers
8 Week Programme: Online self-study plus Mindfulness Coaching via Zoom
Your Mindfulness for Teachers coaches
Creator: Mindfulness Stress Reduction for Teachers online course
Weekly Mindfulness Wellbeing Coaching and
How does the Mindfulness for Teachers course work?
Two integrated components offering you the best of
online learning and virtual face-to-face support
Online Mindfulness Stress Reduction for Teachers course
Weekly Mindfulness Coaching and
The course is divided into eight steps:
What is Mindfulness?
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world expert, has defined Mindfulness as:
'The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. By focusing on the breath, the idea is to cultivate attention on the body and mind as it is moment to moment, and so help with pain, both physical and emotional.'
Jon Kabat-Zinn is American professor Emeritus of Medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a recognised world expert in Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a proven way of improving wellbeing
In 2011, Google developed its own Mindfulness employee programme called
'Search Inside Yourself'.
There is a 6-month waiting list to join the course.
What Mindfulness is Not!
Mindfulness is not:
'It doesn’t matter where or how you develop mindfulness. Doesn’t matter why. Doesn’t even matter what you do: meditation, yoga, prayer, therapy, gratitude, science-help practices, hiking, painting, exercise, etc. It’s all good.'
What are the benefits of the Mindfulness for Teachers course?
Mindfulness has been shown to have
the following benefits:
Suneta's weekly Mindfulness coaching will:
Help you to keep on track with the 8-week online Mindfulness for Teachers course
Give you the opportunity to practise each of the 8 steps
Address challenges that get in the way
Provide a closed Facebook support network with other teachers on the Mindfulness for Teachers course
Give you access to a range of resources
Special Offer: Launch price £99 all-inclusive during Covid-19
Strictly limited to 10 teachers only
[£149 future courses]
Learn Well, Do Well.
Online Self-Study Courses
NEW from Sept 2020
* During our launch, we are offering substantial discounts on all our Learn Well, Do Well online courses.
* Use the code: twa20 to get 20% off any of the courses below.
* Use the code: twa5bundle50 to get 50% off any 5 courses.
* Offer ends December 31st, 2020.
* All Learn Well, Do Well courses are CPD certified.
* Assessed by multiple-choice questions and marked automatically - no waiting for results.
* Certificate issued immediately on completion.
* 100% online: no face-to-face contact so no risk to your health and those close to you.
* 20% reduction on the price of every course during our launch (use code above).
* 50% reduction on the price of a bundle of any 5 courses during our launch (use code above).
* Excellent launch pad for further study, including for pupils above the age of 15, apprentices in health and social care and mental health, teaching assistants and support workers in schools, carers, voluntary workers in mental and physical health and nursing associates.
* Courses related to the workplace for employers, mental health first aiders and HR personnel
* Ideal if you want to know more about a topic and how it relates to your everyday life, family or friends.
* Excellent for boosting your CV or résumé.
...and more! Click on the green button below to visit our 'Online Courses' store.
Overview of Course Fees
First Aid for Mental Health & Wellbeing
With mutiple learner and Bundle discounts
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First Aid for Mental Health Courses and
Student Wellbeing Ambassador and Mental Health Training
Autumn Term 2020-21
All courses are online until further notice
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Please note: Live Well After Teaching courses planned separately.
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Live Well After Teaching
Online course delivered through Zoom
Are you considering leaving teaching?
Or have you already left?
Perhaps you had to escape a toxic environment?
Or you just had had enough?
Or you retired after a lifetime in education?
Or you wanted a change?
Or you were made redundant?
Whatever the reason, you are experiencing a major life-event, a change like no other. It may be a welcome change, a relief, but it requires a major adjustment.
If you are the only person to have left teaching in your social circle, you might be experiencing isolation.
After being surrounded by people, you might be now feeling alone, making decisions by yourself and struggling to make sense of your new life.
Online course: 20th November 2020
Live Well After Teaching, hosted by the Teach Well Alliance, will give you the space to consider your options and to share your experiences with other teachers
in the same position.
Your trainers, Steve Waters and Jayne McCallum,
have experienced what you are going through.
They know what it is like to leave teaching and to start a new life.
Steve has over 45 years’ experience in secondary education, with 30 years teaching experience, including as Head of Drama, Head of English and Assistant Principal. When subsequently working for a Local Authority School Improvement Team, Steve was made redundant after 6 years. He had never worked outside the education service and knew nothing about business or the commercial world. After following many different paths, he founded the Teach Well Alliance in 2018. As Founder and CEO of the Teach Well Alliance, Steve works in partnership with schools to implement a culture of staff wellbeing and mental health through his unique programme, the Teach Well Toolkit.
Steve is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College and an elected member of council. Steve is also a qualified Counsellor (BAC) and an Ofqual regulated First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, accredited by NUCO through the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA).
Steve's principal partner is Suneta Bagri, a former primary headteacher from the Midlands, who runs the Every Teacher Matters network and is founder of Cultivate Coaching, a wellbeing coaching service for teachers.
For the first ten years of her career Jayne was an English teacher, including as Head of English in a high performing secondary school in the West Midlands. She subsequently worked in the school improvement sector for seventeen years, providing high quality, school-based consultancy to raise standards across a range of curriculum areas. She then joined a Local Authority Advisory Service, diversifying into a generic learning and teaching advisor. More recently, Jayne is works for a Multi Academy Trust with schools across the UK.
Jayne’s passion is people! Training and Coaching is at the heart of what she does: supporting colleagues to be the best they can be, to be happy and fulfilled and enjoy a happy work/life balance. She knows only too well from her own career path and recent experience of redundancy how challenging it can be to pursue a fulfilling career in education outside of the classroom. Jayne is an Ofqual regulated First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, accredited by NUCO through the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA) and is an Associate Consultant with the Teach Well Alliance.
The Live Well After Teaching course will:
Explore the emotional and social impact of leaving teaching.
Draw on recognised processes of occupational change to provide a
positive framework for taking action.
Identify the many strengths and skills you used in teaching which you will use in your new life.
Enable you to plan your next steps, wherever you are in your journey.
Provide resources you can use to support you on a dedicated member-only web page.
Create a support group which you will be able to access after the course.
6 weeks later you will be invited to a free one hour webinar to share your experiences since attending the course.
Full Price Ticket £135
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Personal Development & Wellbeing
with Guided Hypnosis Programme
We are able to bring you this powerful bundle for £67 instead of £245!
This offer is not available elsewhere.
This profound collection of holistic guided hypnosis and meditation recordings have been carefully crafted and created by Graham J Stuart, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Personal Development Coach.
This Personal Development/Well-Being & Hypnosis Programme would normally cost you.... £245.00. We have negotiated a special discount with Graham and the Work Well Alliance to make it affordable - and to help as many teachers and support staff as possible.
You can now experience the benefits of this programme in the comfort of your own home ....
for the VASTLY reduced price of just £67.00 - Saving £178.00
"Personal Development is the best investment you can ever make - and the best gift you can ever give yourself" - Jeff Olson
Here is what is in Your Personal Development, Well-Being & Hypnosis Programme:
Audio files (MP3)
1. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Overcome Stress & Anxiety
2. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Self Discovery & Purpose
3. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Law Of Attraction & Goals
4. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Mindfulness & Inner Focus
5. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Powerful Motivation
6. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Confidence & Self-Esteem
7. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Chakra & Immune System Boost
8. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Restful Sleep
9. Positive Affirmations MP3 Recording
10. Therapeutic Relaxing Sounds MP3 - Ocean & Sea Birds
11. Therapeutic Relaxing Sounds MP3 - Nature & Woodlands
12. Guided Hypnosis MP3 - Awaken The Story Of You
Personal Development E-Books*
1. E-Book - Gain Mental Clarity2. E-Book - The Calm Mind3. E-Book - Your True Calling4. E-Book - Meaningful Life5. E-Book - Self Discovery6. E-Book - Being Grateful In An Ungrateful World7. E-Book - Get Motivated For Success8. E-Book - The Power of positive Thinking9. E-Book - Mind Power Mastery
* Personal Use Licence
Our subconscious mind controls 95% of your life experiences, outcomes and results in life.
By listening to these guided hypnosis recordings, you have the tools to help change the internal programming that is causing you stress and anxiety.
And bring about profound positive benefits at a deep, subconscious level.
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Mental Health Lead Award
The Mental Health Lead Award is a unique professional qualification for both teaching and support staff in schools and colleges.
It is open to current Mental Health Leads/Co-ordinators or those who wish to apply for Mental Health Lead posts in the future.
The Award is achieved on passing the Ofqual regulated Level 3 First Aid for Mental Health Award (FAA) and successful delivery of a practical project over at least two terms, with a focus on staff wellbeing. Pupils can also be included in the project.
Examples of Wellbeing Projects
The focus for your Wellbeing Project is entirely open. You will select a topic according to needs and context of your school or college and your capacity to deliver it. You will be advised and mentored by a Wellbeing Coach with knowledge of similar projects in the workplace and who has experience in supporting adult learners.
Examples of Welllbeing projects:
Features: Wellbeing Lead Award
Component 1: Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (FAA)
The Level 3 Award in First Aid for Mental Health is an Ofqual qualification, regulated and awarded by the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA).
The Award can be completed in two terms or three terms, depending on your other commitments.
Component 2: Delivering and Supervising a Staff Mental Health Project
The project must be delivered over a minimum of two terms, with a focus on staff mental health. Pupil mental health can also be included.
The Award is assessed 100% online.
Keep a record in a journal. Choose your own format or use our template.
You will have unlimited support from a Wellbeing and Mental Health Coach through the Coach Accountable platform.
When you achieve your Mental Health Lead Award, you will be invited to join a membership-only 'Graduate' group to share strategies and good practice and to support you in your well-being work.
School, FE or HE
Adaptable to schools and Further Education colleges.
Your Wellbeing Coach will use a dedicated closed platform to support you and to keep in touch.
No need to travel to meet your coach. Meetings via Zoom video conferencing.
If you wish, you will be able to have your journal published on the Teach Well Alliance website (www.teachwellalliance.com).
Wellbeing Lead Award Fee
The fee for the Wellbeing Lead Award is £660
Three instalments of £220
Spread your payments:
First instalment of £220 on registration. Second payment of £220 - 30 days later. Third payment of £220 - 60 days later.
Registration and payment form:
School funded option
We invoice your school for one payment of £660
Complete the invoice request form:
Customised Training for Your Staff
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