Health Education Partnership
We can provide support to individual schools, early years providers and settings working with children and young people to improve provision for health and well-being.
Please note: Places for HEP offers need to be paid for. Commissioned events are free to staff working in those boroughs.
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We can provide borough wide strategic support for promoting healthy environments and healthy lifestyles and/or enhance your current provision to early years and educational settings.
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Schools in Mind have launched a new mental health lead resource hub on their Mentally Healthy Schools site.
In partnership with and funded by the Department for Education, they have collaborated with a range of education and mental health experts to produce this new hub for mental health leads and other education staff.
This hub is a comprehensive resource that signposts and showcases practical resources from trusted organisations and training providers - all under one roof.
It will enable mental health leads to continue to develop in their role, and embed an effective whole-school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.
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For World Mental Health Day (10th October), Better Health have created two new mental wellbeing resources for pupils aged 5–11. Their What is wellbeing? assembly and Self-care resource can help young people understand the meaning of wellbeing and explore activities to help them feel good and boost their physical and mental health.
Accredited by the PSHE Association and the NHS, they include an immersive film featuring young people speaking about their thoughts on self-care, worksheets and scenario-based activities that can be delivered flexibly across the school timetable.
These are available to download for free on the School Zone website.
Food: A Fact of Life have added six new activity packs to the website. Each pack is based on a food theme and combines learning about healthy eating, cooking or where food comes from, with early years curriculum areas such as numeracy, literacy and physical development.
The activity packs can be downloaded from the website .
The Daily Mile Foundation have released some new #BackToSchool resources to help you get a healthy start to the year. To support you with The Daily Mile as a health and wellbeing initiative for your children, The Daily Mile Foundation are excited to launch the brand-new Global Rugby Challenge resource. This challenge encourages children to travel round the global map by running, jogging, wheeling or walking The Daily Mile, whilst learning fun facts and answering rugby questions about countries along the way. The resources are free to all schools that are registered to The Daily Mile (which is also free).
Sign-up to The Daily Mile (for free) here.
You’ll get a welcome pack with instructions in the post, as well as stickers for your children.
With a rise in the number of children vaping, Better Health have created teaching resources aimed at helping Key Stage 3 children understand the impact that vaping has on their physical and mental wellbeing. The three curriculum linked resources feature:
Download Teaching Resources here .
Let's Talk about Anxiety is an animation and accompanying teacher toolkit from Schools in Mind.
Aimed at students aged 11 to 13, the resource will help young people to normalise, understand and manage anxious feelings.
As well as the animation, which was co-created with young people, the resources include:
To download the resources click here
A reminder about Alcohol Education Trust's range of evidence-based resources available now to download or as hard copies free of charge. To order your resources, please email email@example.com .
The following resources are available free of charge:
If you work with young people aged 16-25, we have a new set of resources looking at alcohol and cannabis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Alcohol and cannabis resources If you work with young people aged 16-25, AET have a new set of resources looking at alcohol and cannabis. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Teacher/staff training sessions We highly recommend that to ensure that the activities, games and discussions used in Talk About Alcohol are fully understood and embraced by staff, training is organised for all relevant staff. Our highly trained staff demonstrate best practice use of our resources as well as the games and activities suitable for young people. Sessions can be tailored to suit your school and a Q and A session is also included. Evidence shows that PSHE education is best delivered by well trained staff who are trusted by pupils who know them well. ‘One off’ sessions delivered by visitors to school are enjoyed but do not lead to behaviour change as several lessons that build spirals of knowledge and understanding are key.
April is Stress Awareness Month, so Education Support have put together some new resources.
Don't forget. Their free and confidential helpline, is there to support you and your staff every day of the year. You're never on your own.
Tel: 08000 562 561.
1. Stress Risk Assessments
A stress risk assessment can help to reduce the risk of stress to yourself and your colleagues, promote good mental health, and create a happy and healthy school environment.
To find out more and how to approach doing a stress risk assessment in your school click here.
2. Dealing with the Stress of Behaviour Management
Through his vast teaching experience, Athir Hassan, also known as The Behaviour Trainer, has developed various techniques to manage the stresses and anxieties related to managing student behaviour. To find out more click here.
3. Stress Busting Tips
A fantastic panel of teachers and mental health experts share some excellent tips to help you gain control on your stress-levels. Watch here.
4. Boost staff wellbeing with an Employee Assistance Programme
Hear from Mark and Sophie, who work with schools across the country, about the tangible benefits of Education Supports Employee Assistance Programme could bring your school. Watch here.
This webinar was held in February and was recorded and will be available to watch back on the Anna Freud Centre YouTube channel in a few weeks. You can subscribe for new content notifications.
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FREE mental health and resilience training for schools
Mindapples has been promoting public mental health and wellbeing across the UK since 2008. Over the years they’ve received lots of similar feedback from adults “if only I was taught this at school”. The vision at Mindapples is of a world where taking care of our minds is natural and normal for everyone – and this should start with children and young people. Since mental wellbeing and resilience became a statutory part of the curriculum, Mindapples want to help schools deliver on this promise to young people. Working with schools across the UK, they have developed a package of training and classroom resources to support teachers in delivering the new curriculum and developing an approach to mental wellbeing that can benefit the whole school community of staff, pupils and parents. The training equips school staff with the awareness and understanding they need to take care of their own minds, and the tools to help them facilitate positive conversations about mental health and wellbeing with pupils, school communities and families, to build cultures which promote healthy habits and open conversations.
“It was a really well run, well-delivered, well-resourced and useful course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I will be delivering training on this to our whole student body and I only hope I deliver it half as well as you did and inspire our staff to make a difference as you have me!"
Judith Firth Assistant Head Mayfield School Portsmouth
Mindapples recently took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge and reached their fundraising target so can now provide their schools programme to more schools in the UK for FREE. They are now looking for schools to receive our training so if you would like more information on the programme, course dates and registration please visit here. If you have any questions please email Michele Worden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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