Mental Health Champions Plus

Mental Health Champions Plus



Thank you for visiting the MHC+ page! If you are not already part of MHC+ and would like to join for this academic year, please make sure you have the go-ahead from SLT and email the Mental Health Champions inbox BEFORE OCTOBER HALF TERM to make sure you're added to the mailing list for this year. Don't forget to also sign up to the Autumn MHC+ meeting - details below. We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!


What is MHC+?

MHC+ has been set up as an extension of the MHC Core offer, and means that we can give more tailored support to those who wish to opt in. It is for MHC Champions in schools who are actively seeking to develop/maintain a robust whole-school offer in relation to mental health and wellbeing. MHC+ Champions begin by completing an audit of current whole-school practice and then develop an Action Plan relating to identified short, medium and long-term goals. Schools who are part of MHC+ can also opt to take things one step further and work towards Bradford's Healthy Minds Chartermark and/or the DfE Senior Mental Health Leads training (for further information on these, please see the links in the grey box).

MHC+ Champions continue to access the support available through MHC Core, but also access the following:
  • Termly MHC+ meetings (Autumn 2, Spring 2, Summer 2), including ongoing support with whole-school development work and focused training on a different topic each term (previous topics have included Selective Mutism, Emotionally Based School Attendance and meeting the needs of students who have additional needs)
  • Healthy Minds online learning modules - training in a range of whole-school approaches (e.g. Restorative Practice, Zones of Regulation, Emotion Coaching, mindfulness) that can then be implemented across school as part of the whole-school offer
  • 1:1 sessions with member of the MHC+ team through the year, to help with the ongoing development of the school's Action Plan and activities related to this


**DATES FOR MHC+ MEETINGS 2022-23 (please note - all to be via Teams unless otherwise specified. Please attend one date per term. Morning sessions 9.30-11.30, afternoon sessions 1-3. Please book onto your chosen sessions via Skills4Bradford)

Autumn 2022:

  • Tues 1st Nov (am)
  • Weds 2nd Nov (am and pm)
  • Thurs 3rd Nov (pm)

Provisional dates for Spring 2023 (please note one session may be removed depending on numbers - this will be confirmed after the Autumn meetings):

  • Tues 21st Feb (am)
  • Weds 22nd Feb (am)
  • Thurs 23rd Feb (am and pm – both real-life meetings with coffee and cake at Margaret McMillan Tower!)

Provisional dates for Summer 2023 (please note one session may be removed depending on numbers - this will be confirmed after the Autumn meetings):

  • Tues 6th June (am)
  • Weds 7th June (pm – real-life meeting with coffee and cake at Margaret McMillan Tower)
  • Thurs 8th June (pm)



To register your interest in becoming a MHC+, to let us know of any changes affecting your MHC+ school, or to discuss anything in more detail, please contact (new sign ups for 2022-23 - please let us know before October half term - thank you!)

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