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Moving on to your new school - moving from primary to secondary school is important, exciting and sometimes a scarily big change and all Year 6 children will have lots of feeling about this change.  This survey has been set up to find out about how you feel about going to secondary school.

Schools will be sent their links and the survey closes on 30th June 2020

RSE Day - 25 June 2020

GHLL has provided advice and guidance on the new RSE

RSE Day is on 25 June 2020. It is an annual celebration of excellent Relationships and Sex Education that educates children and young people about healthy relationships and positive sexual health. Click here for  primary & secondary ideas packs


Lost For Words

ADVICE FOR CHILDREN ABOUT HOW TO COPE WITH GRIEF - aims to help young people through grief.

The book is made up of quotes, advice and corresponding emojis crowd sourced exclusively from children bereaved from birth to late teenage years.

In line with our COVID-19 contingency planning and the latest Government guidance, we have suspended all of our face to face meetings and  training events and have moved all our services to remote or digital delivery.

We are regularly updating the GHLL website including a new tab 


Advice and updates about COVID19

"We've really benefitted from being involved with the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning partnership, and being able to use a lot of their resources and support."

Matthew Morgan 
Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School

"85% of parents reported that they had noticed a change in their child’s attitude towards healthy food and exercise as a result of the interventions."

Harewood - Jumpstart programme

How does the process work?

Read our Ten Steps to gaining and maintaining Healthy Schools/Healthy FE status

29.5% of the students reported wanting their bodies to look like celebrities before the lessons which reduced to 16% post intervention.

Newent - Body image and self esteem programme

The Gloucestershire Healthy Schools / FE accreditation process have been carefully designed to support schools through the process

Read more about our Review Tool.

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Finding Happiness - Anthony Seldon


The video is available here if you'd like to watch it or share it with others.


Anthony also mentioned the online program to learn and practice the 10 Keys to Happier Living. You can find this at

Over 25,000 people have already taken part and analysis shows that it leads to a significant increase in average levels of wellbeing. So please share with others who could benefit from a happiness boost right now.


"Kooth" - New Mental Health Service

A new mental health service, “Kooth”, was launched on Tuesday this week (26th May).  It is available to young people aged between 11 and 18 years in Gloucestershire. This is part of a range of new services being introduced to help those in the county that have been, or are being affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.  Kooth is an online digital platform that provides access to self care resources, information, peer support and access to trained counsellors. It is open to anyone experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as stress or anxiety and there is no need to be referred.

 Kooth compliments a range of existing mental health services available to support people in the county. For a full list of local services, please visit here.


Thinkuknow - Launch of Send me a pic?

We're excited to announce that Send me a pic?, our new education resource for 12 - 14 year olds on nude image sharing, is launching this week. We'll be in touch with more details on Thursday 4th June.

Preparing your child for the first day back in school

Back to school

Applying the 4 Rs of Trauma-Informed Approaches in the Return to School

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommend four key assumptions for a trauma-informed approach. This blog attempts to apply these “four Rs” to the imminent return to school as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased. No matter when this return occurs.  These are useful principles to keep in mind as schools support this challenging transition. Read the full article here

Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning

Welcome to Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning. This is an umbrella organisation for Gloucestershire Healthy Schools and Gloucestershire Healthy FE (Further Education).

GHLL was launched in July 2012 for schools and colleges across Gloucestershire, supported by Leading Teachers.

Funding is through Public Health and by Gloucestershire County Council. Schools and colleges are offered this supported intervention at no cost.


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