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If you're aged between 11 - 19 and want confidential, friendly, helpful advice, text a school nurse on 07507 333 351.

Mental Health Awareness Week we have a new article on the COVID-19 hub that gives you tips on how to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown. We have also updated Every Mind Matters resources to help conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.

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

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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To mark Talk Money Week (8th to 12th November) we’ve teamed up with Young Money to run a series of free online Twilight sessions on the key money and finance issues children and young people face.
We’ll be speaking to primary and secondary school teachers who have embedded financial education into their teaching and learning, sharing what has worked for them, things they might do differently, and some of the unexpected outcomes of financial education.
We’ll also hear from experts about the money-related issues of greatest concern to young people right now, from gambling and fraud to cashless society and cryptocurrency.
And of course we’ll discuss the importance of PSHE education – with a reminder that the ‘E’ stands for economic!
Find out more about the sessions we’re offering below and follow the link to register for all the sessions that are most relevant to you.


Find out more and register

Sign Up Now - 2022 Pupil Wellbeing Survey

All schools and colleges are invited to confirm whether they wish to participate in the 2022 Pupil Wellbeing Survey (PWS)                         

Invitations were sent via email on Thursday 7th October.

Please contact the survey provider, RM Insight at if you have not received the email invitation. 

Schools and colleges should complete the Signup survey by 30th November. 

World Mental Health Day

In order to support your students this World Mental Health Day (10 October), we’ve created a new Self-care resource to help students explore what self-care techniques work for them. Our range of bite-sized activities cover topics such as mindfulness, connecting with others and kindness, and are supported by engaging videos and personalisable bullet journals.

This resource is underpinned by the Five ways to wellbeing and is designed to fit flexibly into the school day. It also covers core PSHE topics within Relationships and Health Education.

Black History Month - Teacher Resources

Black History Month takes place every October. You can use this collection of resources to explore black history, heritage, culture and achievements with your class.
Below you'll find content suitable for use with both primary and secondary school pupils. Each resource is accompanied by teacher notes to aid classroom use.
For teachers, you can read this article by Josiah Isles, an assistant headteacher who has written about his experiences within the education system as a black teacher in the UK.
We also have a new series of short films for teachers about being an ally to your students from black, South Asian and mixed heritage backgrounds.
You can also catch up on our panel discussion programme, Beyond Black History Month, in partnership with TES. This programme was originally broadcast live on 21 October 2020 and features ideas and best practice around teaching black and diverse histories and experiences. 


Kooth - free online drop in sessions for professionals

Would you like to find out about what Kooth offers for young people?


During October Kooth  will be running free online, drop-in information sessions for school staff and professionals in the South West, including an overview of the website and an informal Q&A. 

Tuesday 5th October 4 – 5pm

Thursday 14th October 4 – 5pm

Monday 18th October 4 – 5pm  

Please click HERE to register and secure your space

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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