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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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Wellbeing for Education Return - Virtual Training for all Schools

Wellbeing for Education Return - Virtual Training for all Schools



The Educational Psychology Service in collaboration with Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning and The Advisory Teaching Service are offering Virtual Training for all schools as part of the DfE’s Wellbeing for Education Return Programme.

Up to two members of staff from each school in Gloucestershire are invited to attend two free webinars over the coming weeks.


The training, devised by the Anna Freud Centre, aims to:

  • Increase knowledge of the potential mental health and wellbeing impact of Covid-19 on staff, children and young people, parents and carers.
  • Build understanding of evidence-based and straightforward responses and resources to support recovery.
  • Introduce school and college staff to evidence-based resources and structures for dissemination to children and young people, parents and carers.
  • Raise awareness of specialist and wider support services (statutory and independent) and when and how education professionals might signpost or refer children and young people, staff and/or parents and carers to them.See attached PDF for booking details and further information.and searching for “Wellbeing for Education Return”. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 30 participants to allow attendees to share and learn from one another.Autumn TermAutumn TermSpring Term
  • Wellbeing for Education Return (PDF, 414.9 KB)
  • Implementation
  • Webinar 2
  • Webinar 1
  • Please book your training spaces by visiting 

Anti-bullying Week is 16th November!

Anti-Bullying Week is next week!

Get involved by wearing odd socks (Monday 16th), sharing on social (Thursday 19th)

#Agoodfriend taking a pledge + school resource packs available to download. 

The Daily Mile Destinations

 The Daily Mile has been a useful activity for schools during the pandemic, as it allows children and staff to get outdoors while socially distancing. We hope the new  Daily Mile Destinations resource can help get children moving more in school and bring extra fun and learning to the school day. Travel the Great Wall of China, soak up the spray at Niagara Falls, stand in awe as the sun rises over the pyramids of Giza and visit Chile’s Easter Island!

Whatever your journey looks like this year, let The Daily Mile Destinations help you along the way, keeping your pupils fit, focused and flourishing – the journey is in your hands.   To sign up click here

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World Mental Health Day Toolkit

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

These resources provide specialised knowledge and support for diverse groups of children, and celebrate the unique and different qualities each child brings to your school community.

The toolkit is split into two sections:

  • ‘The same but different’ resource set

We’ve created a set of resources all about celebrating diversity and difference. There’s an assembly plan, tips from teachers, and three lesson plans for different age groups. You can use these resources in the week leading up to World Mental Health Day, to help you create a mentally healthy culture in your school.

  • Further resources to support diverse groups of children

Evidence shows that some groups of children may need more support with their mental health due to their past experiences. We have collected together resources to be delivered to, or inform your work with, groups of children who may need more support.

There are resources included for:

  • Children who identify as LGBTQ+
  • Children from ethnic minority groups
  • Children who are refugees and asylum seekers
  • Children who are looked-after
  • Young carers

You can find lots more information and resources for other groups, and further factors  that can effect children’s mental health, in the risks and protective factors section of Mentally Healthy Schools.

Hands. Face. Space

Public Health England have a new campaign. With winter fast approaching, the 'Hands. Face. Space' campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak. Click here to view the full campaign

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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