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Newent Community School have made a video with pupils alongside people living with Dementia

Yoga resources for Primary and Secondary schools

Tic+ - you are not alone, we're here for you

Since it’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October, we’ve created a What to do about worry resource to help teachers support Year 6 pupils, which is available on our School Zone website. This NHS approved resource aims to help young people who may be feeling worried to understand how to manage these feelings.

In this toolkit, Anna Freud  have created and curated a set of resources focusing on inclusivity and celebrating our differences - all with a mental health focus.  

Managing transitions

Mentally Health Schools - Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Resources to help children cope with transitions and change

Tools for managing emotions - Mentally Healthy Schools

Changes and transitions can bring up complex emotions in children. These three simple tools can help children manage their feelings and learn coping strategies.

Kooth - New Mental Health Service for Young People

Following a challenging time, we’ve put together a series of resources focusing on community recovery and helping you to bring your school back together. Click Here

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.

"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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Dementia Awareness Film - I'm still here

GHLL are funded through the CCG  for Dementia education in schools and colleges.  A video filmed with pupils from Newent Community School, alongside people living with Dementia is available. Download a summary and get more dementia resources

Yoga for emotional health and wellbeing

Yoga resourcesYoga resources to help you use breath, movement and relaxation in the classroom for Primary and Secondary schools

GHLL, in partnership with Active Gloucestershire and Shift, bring you a series of videos to guide teachers and pupils through breathing, movement and relaxation techniques to support their emotional and physical health and wellbeing.

The practise of yoga helps young people to become aware of their breath, bodies and minds, noticing sensations and learning to mindfully watch thoughts as they come and go, and how to alter their breath to control their nervous system. This has a powerful effect as it separates the young person from being actively involved in their thoughts to being able to choose which thoughts and feelings they want to act on. 


Tic+ Parent Support Groups


Tic+ are pleased to announce that we will be launching a series of Parent Support Groups from February 2021.  
The groups are for parents living in Gloucestershire who are worried about the mental health andemotional wellbeing of their child or young person (between the ages of 11-18).  

Groups will take place initially by Zoom on a variety of days and times. We aim to run groups face-to-face from April 2021 (providing COVID restrictions allow for this) at Gloucester, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham venues.  Further details can be found on the new Parent Support Group page of our website.  Electronic versions of the information leaflet and diary listing all groups are available here - feel free to share.

Parents will need to self-refer by completing the Online Referral Form accessed from the Parent Support Group page of our website. Telephone self-referrals are also accepted. For further information  and feedback please email Judith Bell 

National Lockdown & Domestic Abuse


As we enter another lockdown, it's important to remember that home isn't a safe space for everyone. With more people being at home, and schools being closed, we need to ensure we are continuing to provide support and advice to victims of domestic abuse. 

This is an extremely risky time for victims of abuse.

As well as supporting people with their health and social issues at this incredibly difficult time, you as professionals are likely to be supporting service users who are experiencing higher levels of domestic abuse. Isolating/distancing guidelines mean this could be even more difficult than usual.
It is likely that more perpetrators are going to be in the home when we try and contact the victim, or the victim calls in for support. There are things we/you can do to try and minimise the risk to the victim -

  • NEVER leave a voice message if you believe the victim and perpetrator share a home.
  • If you think the perpetrator has answered the phone, ask for somebody else - a made up name - and pretend you have dialled the wrong number.
  • Call from a withheld number so the perpetrator cannot trace it/call you back
  • If you do manage to speak to the victim, ask them yes/no questions
  • Help the victim to think of a false reason for the call in case the perpetrator asks - for example, 'it was the bank' or 'it was Nurse calling about xyz'.
  • Agree on a code word for the victim to use if they need your help but can't say explicitly.
  • If the victim uses the code word, or you feel they are in need of assistance/are in danger, call 999.
  • Victims can self refer through our website:
  • If the victim wants to refer, but can't access the internet safely, offer to make the referral for them.

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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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