Developing and evaluating a cross-system mental health offer: applying evaluative learning from the HeadStart programme for local leaders of mental health

There has been limited formal learning from cross-system approaches to improving youth mental wellbeing.

During this course (available on 2 alternate dates if you can't attend this one) you will learn from the experiences and findings of the HeadStart programme and how these can inform the development of support for mental wellbeing in your locality.

During the training we will consider planning, delivery and evaluation of support, and the benefits of taking a ‘test and learn’ stance.


Themes will include:

  • Student engagement and voice

  • Supporting parents

  • Multi-agency approaches

  • Working with the wider community

  • Sustaining transformation

For each theme we will share approaches taken by local partnerships and reflect on their experiences and learning from implementing each type of activity.

Participants will benefit from case examples and practical ideas for interventions, complementing the development of an integrated approach to mental health and wellbeing support.

Participants will learn to:

  • Apply recent learning to your context when developing a local offer mental wellbeing offers

  • Plan wellbeing support and intervention that draws from evaluation research and implementation learning

  • Integrate monitoring and evaluation into planning and delivery

Who is the training suitable for?

Local leaders of mental health and wellbeing (LA leads, Healthy Schools teams, commissioners, MAT leads)

 Book 26 January online training

More information about HeadStart can be found here


Full members Associate members Non-members

(Up to 1 spaces per training/event)

per person

per person

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Kate Dalzell, Nick Tait, Lee Atkins, Hannah Brunskill

from CORC

This combined team, who have been involved in the HeadStart programme will take you through the training: Kate Dalzell - Head of CORC, Nick Tait - Programme Manager, Lee Atkins - Regional Officer, Hannah Brunskill - Engagement and Participation Officer. You can view more about each individual here:

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