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UCL (University College London): Educational Mental Health Practitioner

InstitutionUCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Study type Taught


This programme is a shared initiative between the Department of Education and Department of Health and supports the government’s priority to increase access to mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. The new Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people in educational settings such as schools and colleges in England.

This is a full-time employment training programme. On completion of this year-long programme, trainees will qualify as an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP). This is a new role where EMHPs will play a key role in promoting emotional wellbeing in educational settings. They will work as part of the new Mental Health Support Teams as outlined in


The EMHP programme trains wellbeing practitioners to offer low intensity evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in educational settings. This includes group interventions and psychoeducation workshops. 

The programme is divided into six compulsory modules which are delivered across the year.

Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip in Educational Mental Health Practitioner.

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