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Dandelion Training & Development

Dandelion Training and Development, providing online mental health training and resources for parents and professionals working with children and young people.


1 in 6 children currently experience mental health challenges. That equates to at least 5 children in every classroom. How confident do you feel about your knowledge of mental health and your ability to support them?

We know that when children feel better, they learn better. Mental Health impacts our cognition, social skills, self-care, mood and physical health. Which is why Dandelion Training and Development’s focus is to offer high quality, current and practical mental health training and resources to parents, early years’ providers, schools and further/higher education facilities.

Supporting children to develop a positive sense of self and mental well-being relies on strong partnerships with all those who care for and work with children and adolescents. Dandelion recognises the importance of continually updating professional development to ensure that the quality of care is of the highest standards. Which is why we are constantly developing new courses, resources and workbooks to help you provide the best early intervention.

Are you ready for a new career?

Looking to enhance your skills in working with children?

Our Level 4 Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Coaching begins in April 2023, applications are now open!

Join us as we take you through 10months of training to develop the knowledge, skills and resources to support children with their mental health and make a difference in the crisis. For details see the Level 4 page 


Our Level 4 Diploma is accredited by both the International Authority for Professional Coaches and Mentors and the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). The course is fully insurable.

Gritty Growing Up

Gritty Growing Up, is our Dandelion Podcast, exploring a wide range of issues affecting family. From mental health, to behaviour, to changes in the world that impact families, join Nicky and a range of guests as we dive into those conversations we need to explore.

Available on most podcast hosts or listen to it here. 

Dandelion's BIG Child Mental Health Survey

In 2021, we launched our Dandelion BIG Child Mental Health Survey, to gain the views of parents and carers on the impact of the pandemic on child mental health.

167 parents/carers responded to the survey and you can now download the full report of our findings, including the key summary.

Being aware of the issues affecting families allows us to better shape education, resources and support moving forward. For education and care providers, this is an opportunity to evaluate the current training, knowledge and resources available in settings to support the children and adolescents that they work with. You can access the report here.

The content and resources on this site may not be reproduced in whole, or in part and are not for re-distribution by third parties without special permission from the provider. No use of these resources may be made for resale or any other commercial purposes without prior consent and written permission from Dandelion Training and Development.

Dandelion Training and Development offer theoretical training for professionals working with children and young people. Our professional courses are accredited by the CPD agency and certificates carry their logo. Please note that these courses do not offer CPD points.

All of our courses are also validated and endorsed by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), our certificates all hold their professional logos.

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