Health and Wellbeing - Key Stage 3&4
Resources, Articles and Advice
An exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children. The resources make learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all.
Public Health England - The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment A briefing for heads, governors and staff in educational settings. Research shows that education and health are closely linked. So promoting the health and wellbeing of students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve their educational outcomes.
NHS Life Check - advice on improving many aspects of health for individuals and whole families
For lesson plans covering the topics below please click on the picture above:
- Bullying and cyberbullying
- Online stress and FOMO
- Exam stress
- Body image in a digital world
- Forming positive relationships
Shift: Product design for social change - Encouraging people to make positive life changes in small steps
By now, virtually every parent and educator has heard about 13 Reasons Why, the popular Netflix drama that tells the story of high school student Hannah Baker and her decision to take her own life. The series has fuelled controversy, generated discussion, and prompted many questions: is the subject matter - including relationship troubles, cyber bullying, sexual assault, reputation slurs, depression, tone-deaf adults, self-doubt, and aloneness - too disturbing to talk about with youth?
Click here to download guidance from Living Works
What happens inside your body when you exercise?
Click on the above video from the British Heart Foundation, which describes what happens inside your body when you exercise:
Regular physical activity can lower your risk of heart and circulatory disease by 35% ......
CPR Training Kits
Join our nation of lifesavers. Learn CPR and save a life. We're determined to increase cardiac arrest survival rates by creating a Nation of Lifesavers. Our 'Call Push Rescue' training kit provides all the specialist equipment needed to teach CPR. It can teach you to recognise cardiac arrest and carry out CPR on adults and children. It uses a film tutorial on DVD, showing how public access defibrillators work and their role in the life-saving process, so trainees are aware of their importance and are more confident to use one if needed. Click on the image for more information on how to obtain your pack.
Children consuming online time 'like junk food' - Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online "like junk food", the children's commissioner has said.
Children 'exercise less as they get older' - The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of 5 and 12.
How to teach about sugar - Guardian article featuring links to a number of primary and secondary suitable resources
Quitday - Support for quitting smoking
Activity icons 'could help healthy living' - People like to have information about their food - but working out how much exercise you'll need to do to burn off the calories in your favourite treat is not straightforward.
Food a Fact of Life - A Fact of Life provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 16 years. The resources are progressive, stimulate learning and support the curriculum throughout the UK. All resources are designed to ensure that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered. Look out for the online diet and physical interactive tool mywellbeing for 11 to 16 - a great resource for teenagers.
Help keep girls fit and healthy!
The Always & Tampax puberty education programme helps give girls the confidence and resilience to stay healthy and keep playing sports in their own time.
Research shows that regular exercise improves self-esteem in young people, giving them that all important confidence boost they need at this formative time in their lives. However, over 50% of girls drop out of sports around puberty, when they need to develop self-belief the most.
The sense of accomplishment, feeling of belonging, ability to see their body as an asset, friendships, and fun are all some of the many benefits of sports participation that help increase girls’ confidence on and off the field. Encourage your girls to stay in sports by praising their participation, helping them create a team with their friends, giving them ownership over the team and most importantly, make it fun.
You can find more information around encouraging girls to stay healthy and keep playing sports by clicking the above logo. Help empower girls and encourage them to keep playing!
Visit the Always site today to access all of the available teaching materials.
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