Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Award for Swindon Schools

Healthy Schools has designed, developed and launched a 'Mental Health Award' for Swindon schools to trial.The award aims to reduce mental health stigma at a whole school level and at targetted level. It supports health and wellbeing of staff and pupils, provides relevant and appropriate training for staff to recognise the need and implement support strategies for young people.

Trial the award and let us know how we can support you further to improve mental health in your school.

Body Confidence Campaign Toolkit for Schools

There are numerous programmes to support schools in delivering and promoting self image and confidence for young people, but we have a free resource that schools can access direct from the Healthy schools website in the resources section, (under schemes of work). Be Real campaign have launched Body Confidence Camapaign Toolkit for Secondary schools. The toolkit is designed with resources to use across 11-16year old age range. The toolkit is supported by a research paper 'Somebody like me' from the YMCA who surveyed 2,000 young people and 300 teachers.

Schools can be awarded with  the Be Real Campaign, school badge for their support and commitment to the programme by downloading the kit from: http://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/schools and share their story.

Charlie Waller Menorial Trust (from 2015) School Mental Health Network

Following a succesful bid to Health Education England (Health EducationInnovation Fund) the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is able to support schools in Wiltshire and Swindon with a programme of mental health training and support.The purpose of this project is the development for pastoral staff in identifying and supporting issues of mental health problems, providing suport between appointments, using basic therapy skills.

Click link to learn more about the  weekly online sessions

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN)

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It involves and is actively supported by all the major bereavement care providers in the UK.  Mission: The Childhood Bereavement Network 'seeks to ensure that all children and young people in the UK, together with their families and other caregivers, including professional carers, can easily access a choice of high-quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.'

SHEU

Students Health Education Unit (SHEU), provides lifestyle surveys. The core of their survey work is the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) survey method, which has been used by secondary schools for over 30 years, by primary schools and, more recently, in FE & 6th Form Colleges. These surveys produce a detailed profile of young people's life at home, at school/college, and with their friends. This information is then used by health authorities to inform health needs assessment and health care planning, and by schools/colleges to promote health education programmes, as well as in class work across the curriculum. To date, SHEU has supported thousands of health-related behaviour surveys involving over a million young people.

YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. Visit their website for futher information and resources.

Stonewall

Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against  Section 28 of the Local Government Act.

Section 28 was an offensive piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising gay people it also galvanised the gay community.

The aim from the outset was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay men and bisexuals from ever occurring again. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and now has offices in England, Scotland and Wales.