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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.

Be Well Gloucestershire is a year-long local campaign to help when stress, anxiety, isolation and other challenges become hard to deal with. We want to encourage anyone who is having a hard time in the county to access the support that is available and break the social stigma attached to mental ill-health.

This site is the start of what will be a central hub for anyone who needs help or support for themselves or a loved one. Working alongside local organisations, charities and communities, we will develop information and resources to enable more people who live in the county to talk openly about their wellbeing and access mental health and wellbeing support.

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Self Harm Webinar

We have been supporting people affected by self-harm for the past 11 years. 

Please join us on 29th April 2021 @15:45pm to find out more about how we help people.

To book your free place on our webinar please email:


Peer Mediation Training by GHLL

  Peer Mediation training offers an opportunity for pupils to learn the skills required to help others resolve conflict. When   implemented successfully, peer mediation can improve pupils' communication skills, provide an alternative to teacher arbitration,   help prevent minor conflicts from escalating and make a significant contribution to calmer and more peaceful schools.  

 Teachers play a vital role in helping to weave the scheme into the fabric of the school.   This is achieved both through discussion in   class and by including a peer mediation system into a whole-school policy on behaviour management and pastoral care. It is   important that school staff understand the concepts of conflict resolution and peer mediation training programmes and how these   complement a number of approaches including restorative practice, circle time, anti-bullying strategies, peer leadership training,   peer counselling, peer mentoring and equality and diversity programmes dealing with prejudice and stereotypes.

 For further  information and to find out about our free training please email

Read the ‘steps to RSHE success’ guidance

Schools are now expected to meet statutory Relationships Education / RSE and Health Education requirements – and we’ve got the guidance you need to do so effectively.
We launched ‘Three Steps to RSHE Success’ guidance for schools last week in partnership with ASCL, NAHT, NEU, the Sex Education Forum, Public Health England, and the Association for Young People’s Health. This guidance will support you and your school to implement statutory RSHE and is accompanied by the #RSHEready podcast series, covering everything from parental engagement to curriculum planning.

Access ‘Three steps to RSHE success’

PSHE Education: Helping Children Navigate a Complex World’ training

GHLL wants to highlight free online training that the PSHE organisation is  running through FutureLearn. The popular ‘PSHE Education: Helping Children Navigate a Complex World’ training explores the nature of PSHE education and provides all teachers – but especially those new to the subject – the fundamentals of safe, effective practice.  Enrol by 2 May to join the course.

Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people.   Below, we have put together some useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need. We have also added a new module to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools specifically designed to focus on mental health.

Mental health resources

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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