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Wishing all our schools and colleges a relaxing summer break. We look forward to seeing you in September.   From all the GHLL team

“It’s not about getting the answer you want, but listening to the one you get.”

A 90-second Aardman animation called ‘Consent’ will be used as a teaching resource in schools across Gloucestershire to help young people understand consent and boundaries.

On Your Mind Glos (OYMG) is a mental health support finder for young people in Gloucestershire that will be going live on Monday 7 February.

OYMG can be accessed in one of two ways, via the website or by texting 07984 404388.

e-Bug training EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Email to book your place 

50 years on 

50 years on from the first Pride march in the UK, we're reflecting on how the brave protesters that day paved the way for a dramatic turnaround in British social attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people.Today, we publish new research that shows the UK public is four times more likely to feel positively towards LGBT people than they are negatively. Homo/bi/transphobia is now restricted to a tiny, intolerant minority.Our new report gives us a snapshot of the UK today; a country that is proud to be inclusive, whose public embrace and support their LGBTQ+ neighbours, colleagues, friends and family.   Read the full report


The Children’s Commissioner for England has published an innovative and much-needed guide for parents and carers to have discussions with their children about sexual harassment.
The guide, which is in part built upon the experiences and voices of young people, provides adults with practical advice on how to navigate discussions with their own children.

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

Yoga resources for Primary and Secondary schools

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

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.

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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Arts on Prescription Activities - 3rd September 2022

Art Shape, Cinderford Artspace, and The Music Works are working in collaboration to offer a three-hour arts on prescription activity session for 8-18 year olds with long term health conditions. Further details are provided on the poster below. 

More information on social prescribing can be found here. 

Download the poster here.


TikTok and Instagram Freshers Campaign

On the 30th August, the Alcohol Education Trust (AET) will be launching a Tiktok and Instagram campaign aimed at supporting freshers during their first few weeks at university. Their handle, life_stuff.0rg signposts students to for information and advice. The AET encourages the use of the hashtag #endspiking to promote awareness. 

Single drink testing strips are also being produced which enable people to see if a drink has been spiked with drugs such as Ketamine or MDMA. Testing strips and credit card size information cards on drink spiking awareness will be freely avaialble for students during freshers’ weeks. The AET hope to extend this campaign to festivals in the future.

For more information or to get involved, please contact 

Free Summer Activities from The Music Works 🎶☀️

The Music Works is offering inclusive school holiday music-making activities in association with Gloucestershire County Council HAF (Holiday Activities and Food programme):


Have a Go - Forest of Dean

📅 8th-12th August
📍 SoundSpace, Causeway Rd, Cinderford, GL14 2AF

This session involves the following:

    • Singing
    • Song-writing
    • Rapping
    • DJ’ing
    • Music Production
    • Playing instruments
    • Having fun and making new friends!

Participants will spend time learning how to set up/use equipment as well as creating new music/songs. Young people will develop social and musical skills, whilst building on their knowledge and self-confidence.

🎟️ FREE entry. Places must be booked. For ages 10-16. Find out more & book here 
The Summer Drop
📅 15th-19th August
📍 The Hub, 2nd floor Kings House, 27 St Aldate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1RP

Want to learn how to:

    • Produce
    • DJ
    • Songwrite / Write bars
    • Jam in a band
    • Perform
    • Collaborate with other musicians
    • Then come to the Summer Drop!

It doesn’t matter what skill level you're at, just come along and make the music you want to make! Bring your own instruments and equipment, or use what's provided. 

🎟️ FREE entry. Places must be booked. For ages 10-18. Find out more & book here 


Exam Results Days 2022

GCSE results day - Thursday 25th August 2022

A level and AS level results day - Thursday 18th August 2022

T Level results day – Thursday 18th August 2022

The dates have been confirmed in a new post, “When are GCSE, A level, T Level and other results days?” on The Education Hub's blog. 

View the full post here. 

Important e-Bug Updates

UKHSA are updating their Future Learn courses for teachers and educators. 
‘Preventing and Managing Infections in Childcare and Preschool Settings’ will be amended to align with the latest government guidance on the topic. The existing course will be available until mid-August before the new version is launched in September. 
‘e-Bug Educator Training’ will be improved with updated resources. The existing course will be removed from the Future Learn platform in the upcoming weeks and relaunched to correspond with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which will take place between 18th and 24th November 2022. 
GHLL welcomes your feedback on the Future Learn e-Bug training programmes. We are particularly keen to hear: 
• If you feel that Future Learn courses should cover the same topics as the in-person training?
• If you’d prefer for the Future Learn courses to provide a summary of the material provided during the in-person training?
• Any other feedback regarding Future Learn or in-person e-Bug training. 
Please submit your comments to to support improvements in the e-Bug training offers. 



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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