Mental Health Champions Plus (MHC+)

Mental Health Champions Plus (MHC+)

What is MHC+?

MHC+ has been set up as an extension of the MHC project, and means that we can offer more tailored support to those who wish to opt in. It is for MHCs in schools that feel they are “mental health enhanced”; meaning that they are actively seeking to develop whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing (for example by accessing training on a range of interventions such as nurture or emotion coaching, or by signing up to the DfE Senior Mental Health Leads training).

How is being a MHC+ different to being an MHC?

As well as being able to access the support offered to MHCs, MHC+s will also receive:

  • A termly training session on a particular topic, which would be run during the second half of each term to alternate with the MHC update meetings
    • MHC+ North*: Tuesday 23rd Nov (9.15-11.30)
    • MHC+ South*: Tuesday 23rd Nov (1.15-3.30)
    • MHC+ East*: Wednesday 24th Nov (9.15-11.30)
    • MHC+ West*: Wednesday 24th Nov (1.15-3.30)

*meetings are organised by area to facilitate networking and peer support, but MHC+s can attend whichever suits them best. All to be delivered virtually via MS Teams until further notice

  • There will also be optional termly supervision opportunities for MHC+ to discuss their role and practice in developing whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing. Six 45minute slots will be offered each term, with an Educational Psychologist, bookable in advance. Please note – these are not for discussing matters relating to individual pupils
    • Slots for Autumn term: Wednesday 1st December (9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm); all virtual via MS Teams

MHC+s will also be required to complete a School-Based Emotional Wellbeing Audit towards the end of the Autumn term and again at the end of the school year, so that we can measure impact and gather feedback.



We will formally launch MHC+, alongside the other Healthy Minds projects, on the morning of Tuesday October 12th. More details of how to sign up will be given then.



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