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Extended support from Kooth for young people in Wiltshire

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Kooth is a nationwide company that provides a free and anonymous, online wellbeing advice and counselling service and has been commissioned by Wiltshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group since 2016 as extra support for young people in the county between 11 and 18 years of age...

 

Making Every Contact Count - free training

Monday 8th April 2019

There are still free places left on the two day course on Monday 1st July & Monday 8th July @ Wiltshire CCG, Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes SN10...

 

Primary PE and Sport Premium presentations for governors

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Rik Grover is the Primary Sports Premium Lead Officer at ‘Wiltshire and Swindon Sport’ (WASP)...

 

Engaging with all parents and carers - new booklet

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

The Anna Freud Centre has launched Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools: engaging with all parents and carers...

 

Beat the Street - coming soon

Monday 1st April 2019

Wiltshire Council are working in partnership with Intelligent Health to deliver the ‘Beat The Street’ initiative in Salisbury and Amesbury community areas in May 2019...

 

Responding to Queries on RSE and LGBT inclusion in schools

Thursday 28th March 2019

From September 2020, all primary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships Education, and all secondary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships and Sex Education...

 

University of Bristol survey on primary school health promoting environment

Wednesday 27th March 2019

The University of Bristol is about to start a new research project that aims to understand what primary schools can do to improve the health of our children...

 

Invitation to register as an early adopter: Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Thursday 21st March 2019

Following the recent publication of updated draft statutory guidance and regulations for the introduction by September 2020 of compulsory  Relationships Education for primary schools Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary schools Health Education in all state maintained schools the Department for Education is looking for schools to act as early adopters of this curriculum and begin teaching the new subjects from September 2019...

 

Step Up, Speak Up! A campaign toolkit to address online sexual harassment amongst young people (13–17)

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Launched this month, The Step Up, Speak Up! Teaching Toolkit is a practical, interactive and scenario-based resource which addresses the issue of online sexual harassment amongst 13-17 year olds...

 

Prevent factsheet

Thursday 14th March 2019

Wiltshire Council have produced a factsheet to explain what the Prevent duty is, why it is important and what people can do to support it...

 

Sign up to become an All Together anti-bullying school

Wednesday 13th March 2019

All Together, the whole school anti-bullying programme from the Anti-Bullying Alliance, has just reopened...

 

LGBT+ Standards for Wiltshire Schools

Monday 11th March 2019

These Standards enable secondary schools to show how they are providing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment that values and celebrates diversity...

 

NICE is updating its guideline on Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education

Friday 8th March 2019

New draft recommendations will support the Department for Education’s (DfE) plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020...

 

Young people and digital health technologies event in Bath on 19th March

Wednesday 27th February 2019

FREE, 1-day event at the Apex City of Bath Hotel in Bath on young people and digital health technologies on 19th March 2019, 10...

 

The Princess and the FOG - from the CWMT Mental Health Book Club

Thursday 7th February 2019

The latest title in the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'The Princess and the FOG' by LLoyd Jones...

 

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Monday 28th January 2019

Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day...

 

Equalities Teams

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

An E-Team is a group of young people supported by adults that works to promote equality within their setting...

 

Secondary school Education for Wellbeing research programme

Thursday 17th January 2019

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) is looking for mainstream secondary schools to apply to take part in their Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9...

 

Free ZAP workshops for young people aged 9-16

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Kidscape will be delivering their ZAP Workshop in Bristol on Thursday 14th March 2019 This workshop is open to young people and their parents/carers who are affected by bullying...

 

Beat the Bugs May 2019 - train the trainer

Friday 11th January 2019

This free Train the Trainer course is designed for community settings, such as schools, care homes and anywhere hygiene and microbe awareness is important...

 

Short Breaks scheme for children and young people (SEND)

Thursday 10th January 2019

Information can be found below about this year’s Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and who require additional support to access leisure activities...

 

New Change4Life teaching resources help pupils cut back on sugar

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Public Health England reveals children are consuming 2,800 excess sugar cubes each year...

 

Energy drink guidance

Monday 7th January 2019

Energy drink guidance for professionals working with children and young people (Wiltshire Council, 2018) The above guidance on energy drinks for professionals has been published by Wiltshire Council to raise awareness of the negative impact that energy drink consumption can have and to prepare for a proposed change in legislation, which could see the sale of energy drinks banned to children and young people...

 

The Red Box Project in Wiltshire

Wednesday 19th December 2018

The Red Box Project ensures that no young person misses school because they have their period...

 

New weight management service for ages 14+

Tuesday 18th December 2018

We are pleased to announce that Wiltshire’s weight management provider, Solutions 4 Health who deliver the Shape Up 4 Life group weight management programme, now accept referrals of people who are 14 years or older...

 


National news archive

Sri Lanka attacks: British dad's tribute to 'amazing' family

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Ben Nicholson's "wonderful" wife and two "amazing" children were among eight Britons killed in Sunday's bombings...

 

Child held near cliff edge at Seven Sisters prompts warning

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The National Trust urges people to "act sensibly" as people perch on the edge of an unstable cliff...

 

Dad's shock after children find boa constrictor in garden

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Bruce Baker thought his kids were playing a prank when they told him to come and see the seven-foot snake...

 

Press release: National Schools Commissioner appointed

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Children at one UK school have been testing them out...

 

'People dying waiting for drug and alcohol treatment'

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Wales' only residential rehabilitation centre is sometimes only half full and its head wants to know why...

 

Drug and alcohol rehab referrals concerns Brynawel Rehab boss

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The boss of Wales' only residential alcohol and drugs rehab centre is concerned over the lack of referrals for people to get help...

 

Stephen Lawrence Day: Doreen Lawrence calls for schools to tackle racism

Monday 22nd April 2019

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence calls for schools to teach tolerance at an early age...

 

Sri Lanka attacks: Eight Britons killed in explosions

Monday 22nd April 2019

It is believed a British mother and her two children died in the attack, while her husband survived...

 

Sri Lanka attacks: British dad's tribute to 'amazing' family

Monday 22nd April 2019

Ben Nicholson's "wonderful" wife and two "amazing" children were among eight Britons killed in Sunday's bombings...

 

More female teachers report upskirting, says union

Sunday 21st April 2019

The NASUWT union says schools should consider banning mobile phones to protect staff and pupils...

 

An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone

Sunday 21st April 2019

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera...

 

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

Saturday 20th April 2019

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health...

 

Widow's volcano climb to thank RAF charity after fatal fire

Saturday 20th April 2019

Eirlys Greenough's husband and two children died in a house fire at an RAF base in Cyprus in 2007...

 

Child sexual abuse: 'I sometimes wonder how I managed to survive'

Saturday 20th April 2019

Three abuse victims - a poet, playwright and textile artist - explain how creativity helped them recover...

 

Abused as children, art is their therapy

Saturday 20th April 2019

Three abuse victims - a poet, playwright and textile artist - explain how creativity helped them recover...

 

Inside the school for bullied children

Saturday 20th April 2019

Two teenagers explain how a tiny specialist school gave them the confidence to continue their education...

 

ENA: The elite French school that trains presidents

Saturday 20th April 2019

ENA is a finishing school for French leaders - but its days of elitism may be numbered...

 

News story: Education Secretary sets out the importance of testing in primary school

Saturday 20th April 2019

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Wolverhampton shooting: Boy, 6, hurt as shots fired on house

Friday 19th April 2019

A group of men opened fire on the house with a shotgun while the child was inside, police said...

 

Joshua opponent fails second drug test

Friday 19th April 2019

Jarrell Miller returns a second "adverse finding" from a drugs test and will now be replaced as Anthony Joshua's next opponent, says Eddie Hearn...

 

Wolverhampton shooting: Two arrests as boy, 6, hurt

Friday 19th April 2019

A group of men opened fire on a house with a shotgun while the child was inside, police said...

 

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Friday 19th April 2019

Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks...

 

Meghan and Harry: All you need to know about the next royal baby

Friday 19th April 2019

With the clock ticking until Harry and Meghan have their first child, here's all you need to know...

 

Healthcare for the homeless: 'I probably wouldn't be alive without them'

Thursday 18th April 2019

Life is tough enough for people who are homeless. But who takes care of their health? Read full story...