Alliance for Learning Leading the Way for School Based Emotional Support CPD

The Alliance for Learning Teaching School AfL) based in Altrincham and part of Bright Futures Educational Trust, has forged a new and innovative partnership with Winston’s Wish, the childhood bereavement charity.

Together they are offering FREE CPD on how school staff can better handle the trauma faced when a close family member or friend passes away, which is in addition to the pioneering work of the AfL enabling Mental Health First Aid training into member schools.

Director of Teaching School Lisa Fathers said “It is a sad fact that our schools need to start to think about how we support children and young people with bereavement and loss, now more than ever. We will touch on grief, loss, trauma and self care. We see this as an extremely important addition to our suite of school based mental health CPD.”

The training will be delivered on-line and will be led by Suzannah Phillips from Winston’s Wish with the Q & A led by Lisa Fathers who is a National Trainer with Mental Health England.

Suzannah is the Head of Clinical Governance and Professional Development at Winston’s Wish and is responsible for designing and delivering training, leading the research and evidence department, developing services and leading on quality assurance across the organisation.

Suzannah said “we are so pleased to be working with the Alliance for Learning to help spread our expertise across schools. Its great to be able to support education practitioners, who really are on the front line, with this innovative partnership”.

The training webinar will take place at 11am until 12.15pm on 12th June. To book your place please email Roz Harrison –


Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust