Inside Minds Ahead

Growing our team for the School Mental Health Specialist programme

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We are extremely excited to announce that Dominique Zakkour and Claire Sewell have joined our team at Minds Ahead as Learning and Development Specialists. They will be the tutors on the School Mental Health Specialist Programme as well as working with the wider Minds Ahead team.
Welcome to the Minds Ahead team!

Dominique brings expertise in school nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Self Harm and from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services positions and with Claire’s experience from being SENDCo, DDSL and from working within specialist and mainstream schools we know we have a passionate, knowledgeable and supportive team for the School Mental Health Specialist Programme.

Qualified mental health support in schools: The School Mental Health Specialist

The ‘School Mental Health Specialist’ is a master’s level programme, starting in September 2021 in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. This new specialist training programme has been jointly designed and informed by school leaders, educational experts and mental health professionals.

If you are an individual, working in a school or college setting and interested in developing your ability to identify needs, support pupils’ mental health and much more please click here.

Alternatively, if you are a school leader interested in training up a member of your team please click here.