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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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 .
The Barnet Resilient Schools Programme is an innovative free initiative that takes a whole-school approach to promote and build resilience in schools, destigmatise mental health, and address mental and emotional well-being concerns early on. Resilience in schools is seen when pupils, parents, carers and staff have a greater ability to “bounce back’’ when faced with difficulties so that they can achieve positive outcomes. For further information on the programme and/or how you can become a Resilient School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Young Minds know how important it is for young people to have mental health advice that takes into account their faith, and cultural background. For young Muslims in particular, finding tailored support can be challenging. For a young person who’s struggling, it can feel very difficult to talk about what you’re going through and reach out for support especially if you’re worried that the people around you won’t understand. But Young Minds want young people to know that they don’t have to struggle alone, and that they deserve to feel proud of who they are. Whoever they are. That’s why Young Minds have teamed up with Muslim Youth Helpline, and worked directly with young Muslims from across the UK, to create a range of faith friendly information and mental health advice.
Download Young Minds Faith Friendly resources here .
DfE research has indicated that the UK still experiences many challenges regarding stigma and taboo relating to periods. In addition, learner's feedback has shown that there was still a significant amount of stigma relating to periods and asking for products.
Barnet Council’s Positive About Periods aims to support children and young women throughout the Borough by raising awareness of period poverty to address the stigma and making it ok to talk about periods. Positive About Periods aims to enable all children and young people of school age to have stigma free access to free period products in school and at home without shame. As part of their efforts, Barnet Council will be holding a Positive About Periods Conference in July. The Positive About Periods Conference will be a culmination of awareness raising campaigns in the Borough and its schools. The conference will include PSHE sessions for schools to deliver and a logo competition. The conference will offer an opportunity to celebrate what’s been achieved and to plan for future action
Positive about Periods Conference:
To reserve your place, please RSVP using this Eventbrite link.
If you have any questions, queries or would like more details on the Positive About Periods campaign or conference, please send an email to: email@example.com
Brook has been commissioned by Barnet Council to deliver free Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) workshops to young people in community settings, and free professionals training.
They deliver sessions in schools through:
Their services for young people include:
To find out more about their various services, please visit the website or email barnet.educationbrook.org.uk.
The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 came into force on Monday 27 February 2023.
Previously, people could enter a marriage or civil partnership at age 18, or 16 to 17 with parental or judicial consent. The Act has raised the minimum marriage and civil partnership age to 18, removing all consent requirements.
The Act extends previous forced marriage legislation, so it is now an offence to carry out any conduct causing a child to marry before their eighteenth birthday, even if violence, threats or another form of coercion aren’t used.
Marriage and forced marriage are taught as part RSHE.
The DfE are asking schools to ensure that teaching now covers these points. Further forced marriage guidance is available here.
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