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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: gdass.org.uk
- 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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