Mental Health & Wellbeing

WELLBEING AMBASSADOR TRAINING (for students in years 7-13)

Course Details
Audience: Students in Years 7-13
Date: discuss with us your preferred date
Time: discuss with us your preferred 2-hour session
Venue: Your school
Cost: Price on enquiry
Facilitated by: Liz Copeland

· 1 in 5 young people are currently struggling emotionally

· 75% of adult mental illness begins below the age of 18

· 50% between 15-18

Young people are often reluctant to ask for adult help often due to shame and stigma

The well-being ambassador training raises awareness of mental health, reduces stigma and encourages peer support.

This two-hour training session covers the meaning of mental health, the mental health continuum, mental health illnesses, the signs of poor mental health and the impact on a young person’s life. The role of the Wellbeing Ambassador in the school community is explored .Every school may use this role in a way the best suits their community, from wearing a badge/different tie, to actively holding wellbeing “surgeries” where pupils can go to talk to a peer.

The training is interactive and works best with groups of up to six students from various year groups (ideally years 7-11 or years 7-13)

A minimum of 12 to a maximum of 36 students can be trained in groups of 6.

Prior to the training a power point will be provided should you wish to show this in assemblies/ tutor periods inviting students to apply in writing to take part in the training.

If you would like Liz to deliver this session to a group of your students, please email

Liz’s bio

I am a recently retired Deputy Headteacher having worked in Trafford for 38 years. I began my career as a French and Spanish teacher and as my passion has always been the welfare of young people, I have taken on various roles following the pastoral route: Director of Year, Assistant Headteacher (pastoral) and Deputy Headteacher responsible for safeguarding, Designated Teacher for looked after children, attendance, behaviour and Senior Mental Health Lead.

In 2016, I was part of the Enable Anti-Bullying project and have since been delivering anti-bullying ambassador training twice a year, every year to students in years 7-13. I have trained over 500 students since 2016.

I have also delivered training twice a year for Wellbeing Ambassadors, using a combination of my own and PiXL resources.

In November 2021 I qualified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and I have delivered the two – day Mental Health First Aid course to teaching and non -teaching staff in various schools as well as to year 13 students. I have also delivered the MHFA Champion course to over 40 year 12/13 students.

I am very eager to support both staff and students at high school and primary schools by offering the following:

· Mental Health First Aid two- day course for adults working with young people

· Mental Health First Aid Champion one day course for staff and students 17+

· Anti-Bullying and Wellbeing Ambassador training for pupils years 5-13

Liz Copeland B.Ed. MHFA England Instructor Anti -Bullying Ambassador

Bright Futures Training
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
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