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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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Bounce - Self harm support for 14-25 year olds in Gloucestershire

This 6 week intervention offers one to one CBT counselling alongside youth work support to help with practical issues.

The aim is to explore healthier coping mechanisms and address other practical issues such as housing, benefits, finding work or training, confidence building etc. at the same time.

Download the Bounce poster.

Are you interested in Department for Education (DfE) funded Designated Mental Health Lead training?

1.  National Educational Leaders in Mental Health Training

Three-day course for Headteachers, Deputies and other Senior Leaders covering culture, ethos, staff wellbeing. Upon completion, participants will achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership (Educational Leader) in addition to accreditation as a National Educational Leader in Mental Health.

2.  Advanced Mental Health Lead Training

Three-day course for established mental health leads taking them to the next level and extending their skills. Upon completion, participants will achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Aware Leadership.

Both courses require participants to complete some self-study (in a topic that is relevant to your setting) and keep a portfolio to gain evidence of meeting the requirements of a lead and become certified. To register for these courses and learn more about how to apply for the £1200 DfE grant, please go to:


16 Days of Action Against Violence

Tackling domestic abuse in Gloucestershire

Thursday 25 November marks the beginning of 16 days of action against domestic violence, and  to support the campaign, Gloucestershire’s domestic abuse partnership board is launching Gloucestershire’s new strategy which outlines how organisations will work together to tackle domestic abuse in the county.

 In Gloucestershire 38% of violent offences reported to the police are domestic abuse and 78% of victims are female.

The 25 November is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in support; organisations will be highlighting the issue of violence against women and girls and displaying the campaign banner on social media. Please help raise awareness of these issues by sharing our social media.

You can support the campaign by sharing a photo of yourself on social media, wearing orange or posing with our sign. Share your photos with us by tagging @GlosCC and using #GlosIDEVAW.  

Over the 16 days (25 November – 10 December), organisations across the county will be sharing information on the support available to victims and their families.


Domestic Abuse Strategy - Gloucestershire County Council

Mental Health Z Card 2021

Mental health support options for staff, children and young people in one handy flyer

Click the link Mental Health Z card

'Flare' APP is a Safer Gloucestershire app, created for women and girls, to anonymously share their experiences of how and where they’ve felt unsafe.

'Flare' is a Safer Gloucestershire app, created for women and girls, to anonymously share their experiences of how and where they’ve felt unsafe.

The app helps local agencies understand how and where you feel unsafe and take action.

It’s anonymous, quick, free to use and can connect you to support and advice in Gloucestershire.

For more information visit: Flare App | Gloucestershire Constabulary 


Reportable experiences may include:

  • Staring
  • Cat calling/wolf-whistling
  • Inappropriate gestures
  • Inappropriate comments/comments on physical appearance
  • Invading personal space
  • Verbal abuse
  • Drink spiking
  • Being followed/spied on
  • Being bought/sent unwanted gifts
  • Online harassment/stalking
  • Threatening violence or sending threatening objects
  • Unwanted repeated social contact
  • Other stalking behaviour
  • Sexual comments made in public
  • Inappropriate touching without consent
  • Being sent inappropriate images
  • Indecent exposure
  • Up skirting
  • Serious sexual assault/rape

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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