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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 14-21 October 2017

Victim Support - County Hate Crime Coordinator - Becca Richardson

Add the above dates to your diary. Add Becca's contact details. She is based in the Victim Support Office at Eastgate Street. She is working with key partners to deal with various areas of concern.

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FREE Mental Health Book Club for School Mental Health Leads

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - Book Club Sign Up

Who is it for?

The book club is for staff working with children and young people who are keen to discover new resources or build on their knowledge and skills about emotional wellbeing and mental health.

What can I expect?

Once a term you will receive a book and associated resources with the aim of boosting your understanding, skills, confidence or ideas when working to promote or support the mental health of children and young people. For an idea of the kind of books you can expect, take a look at:

Book catalogue for those working with under 11s

Book catalogue for those working with over 11s


50th Anniversery of Martin Luther King's Visit to the UK

A set of teaching resources inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has been created to help young people today think about the issues of racism, poverty and war.

Aimed at students aged 7 – 16, the free pack contains lesson activities and ideas to help them explore the legacy of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

It has been created by researchers at Newcastle University, working with colleagues at Northumbria University, staff and students at Archbishop Runcie C of E First School, Newcastle, Gosforth Central School, Newcastle, Ovingham First School, Northumberland and the Newcastle University-based Martin Luther King Peace Committee.

The materials include lesson plans, hand-outs, worksheets, music recordings and presentation slides for lessons covering a wide range of subjects including history, RE, geography, English, PSHE, music, drama, art and even chemistry. It also includes material for assemblies and ideas for themed weeks.

Click on the image to get the resource


The Aviva Community Fund is now open!

Do you know a local project that needs funding?

For community projects, an ordinary thing can mean everything, but funding can be a problem. The Aviva Community Fund is back, offering support and funding to causes that make a real difference where you live.

All you have to do is tell us what you would do with the money and just how much of a difference it could make to the community. If you took part last year, you can submit the same project or a new one. Only the top-voted projects in each category will make it through to the Finals, so make sure you tell everyone about your project and its importance to the community.

Good luck!


Tea & Talk in conjunction with World Mental Health Day- 10th October 2017

Tea & Talk is our national fundraising event which takes place on or around World Mental Health Day - 10 October each year.

All you have to do is get together with a group of friends, family or colleagues, put the kettle on and invite them to make a donation to the Mental Health Foundation - it’s as simple as that!

Don't feel stuck if October is no good for you though - you can hold Tea & Talks at any time of the year.

For more information click here



10 Brisk Minutes Counts as Exercise

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an "Active 10".

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more. It's the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No need for gym membership, no need for lycra! Just 10 minutes and you! Click on the image for more...


MHFA England - Ten Keys to Happier Living



Mental Health First Aid have created a fantastic poster based on the '10 Keys' from Action for Happiness. It shows some of the practical things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Take a look and download here.





Young Gloucestershire Training 2017

Young Gloucestershire

Young Gloucestershire is pleased to offer short training courses to staff and volunteers working with young people. Click here to view Young Gloucestershire's training calendar for 2017. You can also read descriptions of each course here.

Please note bookings for these courses are not made through GHLL, details on how to book are on the calendar.  


July 2017: London Tube to change 'ladies and gentlemen' announcement

London Underground staff have been told to day "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. The move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome". This decision has been welcomed by Stonewall.


Sexual Health Week

Free SRE resource packs for secondary schools

As part of Sexual Health Week 2017, running from 11-17 September, FPA is offering secondary schools free resource packs to help teachers feel more confident in discussing issues connected to pornography, like self-esteem and body image.


The free resource packs will include:


  • Top tips for discussing issues related to pornography with your students.
  • Free copies of FPA’s Love, Sex and Relationships booklet.
  • Posters for display.


They’ll be first come, first served, so don’t miss out.


Sign up to get your pack here >>


We're also looking for teachers and parents to share your views on talking with young people about porn. If you'd be willing to have a quick chat to one of the FPA team about this just reply to this email with your name and contact details (email and/or phone) and we'll be in touch.


Banaz: A Love Story


London Terror Attack: Talking About Tragic Events

The London Terror attacks took place on Saturday 3rd June. This blog post aims to help anyone seeking to talkLondon Terror Attacks to young people about tragic events. Our Freephone National Helpline is open tomorrow at 9am for those with further questions on 08088 020 021. 

Winston's Wish - London Terror Attack


BRAND NEW Introduction to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for Primary School Setting

RSEGloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) is delighted to launch their new Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) Resource for primary school settings.

The RSE planning and resources provide teachers working from Reception to Year 6 in any educational setting within Gloucestershire with everything required to enable them to help young people think about growing up, changes they see in themselves, hygiene, challenging stereotypes and different types of love.

You will receive a completely FREE resource pack for your school including CD and the opportunity to go through the resource and ask questions. Puberty brochures for primary and special schools will also be available to collect. 

Click here to reserve your place on 6th July or 13th July 2017 12:00 - 16:30 and receive your FREE pack. 


Mental Health Champions Award

The first GHLL Quality Assurance Group to assess submissions for the Mental Health Champions Awards is taking place on 29th June.

 If you would like your school’s submission to be included in this QUAG, please ensure all your reports are submitted by 22nd June.
If you need assistance please contact


Will you join the 100,000?

Over 100,000 people have pledged to end mental health stigma with Time to Change. Will you join them?

Time to change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health. Be part of the movement by pledging to challenge discrimination, be there for a friend, or share your own story.


Stonewall launches School Report 2017

Ten years ago, Stonewall launched the first School Report, a ground-breaking study into the experiences of 1,100 lesbian, gay and bi pupils in Britain’s schools. Published four years after the repeal of Section 28, it revealed a startling picture: two in three lesbian, gay and bi pupils had been bullied at school because of their sexual orientation, and just one in four schools said this bullying was wrong.

Read it here


Stonewall Young Campaigner programme launched!

The Young Campaigners Programme is a free five-month programme open to any young person, aged 16 to 21-year-old, who is UK-based.

Stonewall covers all costs relating to the programme, including travel to and from the residential venue and all meals

This year they'll be hosting TWO youth residential training events, thanks to an increase in sponsorship from Lloyds Banking Group - the dates and locations are:

Kingswood Residential Centre, Staffordshire - Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September 2017

Woodrow High House, Amersham - Thursday 26 October 2017 to Saturday 28 October 2017 

The programme will provide 80 young people with the training and support needed for them to start campaigning in schools, colleges, universities and communities to tackle the discrimination and bullying of LGBTQ people. Previous participants have created videos, posters and blogs, and have delivered teacher training and workshops to other students. 

For more details about the programme and for links to both application forms, visit 



Rethink Schizophrenia is coming soon!

Rethink Mental Illness campaign, Rethink Schizophrenia, will launch on 18 September, to improve people’s understanding of what schizophrenia is and what it means to live with the illness.

Rethink Schizophrenia is a refreshed version of Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which they run annually since 2013. When it comes to schizophrenia, understanding is nowhere near what it should be. This year they’re aiming to reach people with little or no knowledge of schizophrenia to raise more and better awareness.

Read about Juliet Conlin's framing of voice-hearing in two contrasting ways.


Centres of Excellence Conference

This year, Centres of Excellence are holding the Annual Conference on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at Etc. Venues County Hall, Westminster. For the first year ever, they are extending the invitation to teachers outside of the Centres of Excellence network, as well as their current financial champions and headteachers.

This free annual event provides the perfect opportunity for teachers at schools, sixth form colleges and alternative provision centres to showcase their work, share ideas, meet the funder of the Centre of Excellence Programme and celevrate success!

The day will include a selection of good practice workshops, a resource share zone, a networking lunch and the Centres of Excellence awards ceremony - not to mention the special guest speaker, Martin Lewis, OBE - Money saving Expert (subject to filming)

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to network with lots of likeminded teachers who are at various stages of the programme. Centres of Excellence will also be supporting attending teachers by contributing towards travel expenses, on a first come, first serve basis. To get your free ticket (two per school) and to find out more, click here.



Crown Court Open Day

1000 - 1400 Saturday 9th September 2017 @ HMCTS Gloucester Crown Court, Longsmith Street, GL1 2TS

Gloucester Crown Court is taking part in the Gloucester Heritage Weekend and will be  open to the public from who can go down in the cells and sit in a secure cell vehicle. If you have been to the Getting Court programme, students may be interested in viewing the court from a different angle.