Health and Wellbeing - Key Stage 5
Here are a list of resources which we have found to be useful in teaching PSHE and around the wider curriculum of promoting health and wellbeing. None of these are endorsed by us and as in our disclaimer, we are not responsible for any of their content, however we hope you may find some of them useful.
Health and Wellbeing
Guidance, Resources and Advice
Youth Health Talk - Some great resources and articles on popular topics like Depression, Health and Weight, and Cancer.
Direct Gov - Department of Health
What does your period cost you? - a great video from the BBC.
A new text messaging service offering the county’s 11-19 year olds confidential advice about their health and wellbeing. ChatHealth is a service offered by Gloucestershire Care Services (GCS) NHS Trust School Nursing Team.
Messages sent to the dedicated number 07507 333351 are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by a GCS School Nurse.
The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. Automatic bounce-backs will respond to incoming messages out of hours.
The aim is to further improve access to healthcare for young people, and will offer support relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues. Examples include - relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health.
Although the service is confidential and young people do not need to disclose their name, if there is a concern for an individual’s safety, there are safeguarding procedures in place. Young people will still be able to see a School Nurse face to face in a school / college drop in or other settings.
Funding research to save lives
How organ donation is saving lives today: 90% of transplants are kidneys. There is a shortage of these organs and every day in the UK 3 people die, due to this shortage. Learning and discussing this subject will encourage people to think about signing up to the organ donor register.
Using engaging language and personal experiences we encourage students to talk about:
- the issues of organ donation
- the reasons why people do/don't sign up
- the future- and could this even be a career they might consider?
It works best with students in years between 9 and 13.
It can be designed to emphasise the ethical aspects, if that is wanted.
The session lasts about 50 minutes, and is a PowerPoint presentation. We see to everything.
We can be flexible about dates and times, and there is no charge.
Geoff and Lily Gidley (Community Champions for “Kidney Research UK”)
(to download, right click on image, 'save picture as')
Guidance, Resources and Advice
NHS Choices - Sexual Health - NHS advice, guidance and information on topics such as contraception, pregnancy and STIs.
Hope House - Free Sexual Health Services and where to find them in Gloucestershire
"At age 30, she wanted to commit suicide..." - a powerful animation highlighting the importance of resilience and suicide prevention that will resonate with young people.
World AIDS Day 2017
World AIDS Day is celebrated annually on 1st of December. Overview:
- Understanding HIV: Key facts
- Life with HIV in the UK today
- #LetsEndIt - What can you do to help end HIV?
To download the PowerPoint click on the link above.
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