Health and Wellbeing




RSE Day 2020: Time to celebrate relationships & sex education

Thursday, June 25 is national RSE Day and takes place just 65 days before relationships education, along with health education, becomes statutory in primary schools across England. Lucy Emmerson offers some activity and parental engagement ideas for schools




All Together: Free anti-bullying programme

The All Together anti-bullying programme is free for schools in England and has just been extended until March 2021. Nicola Murray from the Anti-Bullying Alliance explains



Post-lockdown mental health resources

A free online toolkit has been launched to help primary schools support the mental health of their pupils as they adjust to a new school environment post-lockdown.





Wellbeing Award for Schools

Schools are taking the initiative in nurturing wellbeing and supporting better mental health via the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Philippa Stobbs explains


Professionals needed for attachment research

A team of researchers at UCL and the University of York and are conducting a survey of current practice in the UK for 0 to 13-year-old children with or at risk of attachment problems.




Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us...

We have collective responsibility to reduce bullying and this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is encouraging us all to take this responsibility seriously. Olivia Foster explains more about what is planned


Bike to School Week

Schools across the UK are being asked to take part in the 2019 Bike to School Week from September 23 to 27.


Family alcohol misuse

A learning programme to support children who are affected by parental alcohol misuse has been launched by The Children’s Society.



Teaching mental health

As SATs approach, how can we teach children about their mental health and handling any pressure that they may be feeling? Continuing her therapeutic schools series, Shahana Knight discusses ways to incorporate teaching about mental health and wellbeing into the school week


Transition support for pupils and families

The Starting Secondary School campaign has been launched offering support to parents, teachers and students to help make the primary to secondary school transition as smooth as possible.




Healthy: Inside and Out

A range of resources has been made available to help schools mark Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place from February 4 to 10, 2019.

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