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On my mind

Friday 19th October 2018

On my mind is a new national website for young people that has been launched this week...

 

Anti-Bullying week resources

Thursday 18th October 2018

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is fast approaching and this year the theme is Choose Respect...

 

Free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March

Monday 15th October 2018

There are two free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March which are now available for you to apply for...

 

Virgin Care Single Point of Access

Monday 15th October 2018

Virgin Care is making it easier to access Wiltshire Children’s Community Services, enabling children and their families to get the help they need more efficiently...

 

Wiltshire County Lines survey

Monday 15th October 2018

On behalf of Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council’s Community Safety Team we are asking schools to complete this short County Lines Survey, alongside other colleagues, by Friday 5th November...

 

Wiltshire school experience survey report published

Friday 12th October 2018

The final summary report School Experience has now been published from the 2017 Wiltshire Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey and can found alongside the other reports here...

 

Opportunity for Resource Base development

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Wiltshire Council are looking for expressions of interest (EOI) from primary schools that would either: 1...

 

Call for candidates for UK Youth Parliament

Monday 8th October 2018

Applications are now open for young people aged 11-18 years to stand for election to the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP)...

 

Free Book - All birds have anxiety

Friday 28th September 2018

The latest book club title from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'All Birds Have Anxiety' by Kathy Hoopmann...

 

Fearless - County Lines resources

Thursday 27th September 2018

Fearless has just completed a pilot of a new resource in relation  to County Lines for youth professionals...

 

Beat the Bugs - Train the Trainer

Wednesday 26th September 2018

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

 

Peer education support from Kidscape

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Kidscape are able to offer secondary schools training and materials to run sustainable peer mentoring programmes, based on the model used for the Wiltshire Thrive programme...

 

Primary mental health animation for World Mental Health Day

Friday 21st September 2018

Those working in and with primary schools can use the Charity Award nominated  Talking Mental Health animation and teacher toolkit, from Anna Freud, with year 5 and 6 pupils...

 

Stoptober and stop smoking support for under 18s

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The Public Health England 2018 Stoptober campaign is promoting the message that quitting is easier with support...

 

Hate Crime Conference in Trowbridge

Friday 14th September 2018

There will be a Hate Crime Conference with a Focus on Racial Hatred and Islamaphobia  on Thursday 18th Oct 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm  at Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Place...

 

SUGAR SMART September

Thursday 13th September 2018

SUGAR SMART September – The national campaign SUGAR SMART September is underway! Schools, businesses and individuals are raising awareness of SUGAR SMART all over the country and making SUGAR SMART pledges...

 

Soroptimists help Wiltshire schools promote positive relationships

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Swindon Soroptimists have developed a lesson plan and bookmark to help secondary schools in Swindon and Wiltshire promote positive relationships...

 

Free drama on youth homelessness for Wiltshire secondary schools

Tuesday 11th September 2018

The Natural Theatre Company in partnership with Developing Health & Independence (DHI) are putting on a short production to show the realities of youth homelessness to make students aware of how this can happen...

 

Gas Safety Week 17th-23rd September

Thursday 6th September 2018

The eighth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning...

 

Free Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Wednesday 5th September 2018

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid...

 

Hate Crime Awareness week October 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018

Hate Crime Awareness week is from 13-20th October 2018...

 

Draft statutory guidance on RSE and health education

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Draft guidance is published today to make sure education prepares young people for life in the modern world...

 

Train Like a Jedi with Change4Life

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Are your kids ready to Train Like A Jedi this Summer? Calling all friends of the Resistance! Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK have launched a brand new national Change4Life programme – Train Like A Jedi – to help kids get active and inspire a new generation of Resistance recruits...

 

Staff wellbeing survey and guidance

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Wiltshire schools can use this survey and guidance to enhance their wellbeing provision...

 

The child obesity plan and schools

Sunday 1st July 2018

During the last week Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan has been published, which can be read here...

 


National news archive

Firms urged to use other routes if no-deal Brexit threatens vital drugs

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Freight firms will be urged to use Belgian ports if delays at Calais threaten vital drug shipments...

 

More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Campaigners say they increase obesity levels, but local authorities say they need more powers to curb their growth...

 

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Primary schools are closed and home care services disrupted as unions stage a 48-hour walkout Read full story...

 

Three-year-old child dies in Llanybydder collision

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Police say they are investigating after the sudden death of a child on Sunday...

 

Harry and Meghan: Duke sips kava drink as royals land in Fiji

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

People cheered as the duke tried kava - a traditional non-alcoholic social drink...

 

Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

After repeated calls by health campaigners, the government says it will now consult on the issue...

 

Three-year-old boy dies in Llanybydder collision

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Police say they are investigating after the sudden death of a child on Sunday...

 

Bar crawl students 'apple bobbed in urine'

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

More details emerge of the alcohol-fuelled ceremony at Newcastle University after which Ed Farmer died...

 

Firms urged to use other routes if no-deal Brexit threatens vital drugs

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Freight firms will be urged to use Belgian ports if delays at Calais threaten vital drug shipments...

 

Summer baby school delays: Parents face postcode lottery

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Studies suggest children born later in the school year perform less well than older classmates...

 

Budget 2018: What do young people want the government to spend more on?

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

What do young people want from this year's Budget? Read full story...

 

Llangammarch Wells: Fire which killed six 'started near log burner'

Monday 22nd October 2018

The fire killed a father and five of his children in Powys in October last year...

 

Prince Harry reveals hopes for a baby girl at Invictus Games

Monday 22nd October 2018

While helping out at the Invictus Games in Sydney, the royal reveals his hopes about his unborn child...

 

Spending plans must not ignore children, government told

Monday 22nd October 2018

The government is being urged to put the interests of children at the heart of its financial plans...

 

Afia wins Fostering Network President's award

Monday 22nd October 2018

Afia has fostered 27 children in Tower Hamlets - now she's won an award for exceptional contributions to foster care...

 

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Monday 22nd October 2018

Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should...

 

The parents of children who died fighting IS visit Syria

Monday 22nd October 2018

Eight Britons are known to have been killed fighting with the Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group...

 

Ninestiles school to enforce 'silent corridor' rule

Sunday 21st October 2018

Pupils at Ninestiles in Birmingham will be given detention if caught speaking between classes...

 

Infected blood victims' support payments 'must increase'

Sunday 21st October 2018

Victims of the NHS scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support...

 

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

Saturday 20th October 2018

A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare...

 

Children with problems or problem children?

Friday 19th October 2018

How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill? Read full story...

 

Children clean classrooms to save a Devon school money

Friday 19th October 2018

The primary school's classrooms are all cleaned by pupils, except those in reception, who are let off...

 

Liverpool drugs gang jailed for smuggling operation

Friday 19th October 2018

The gang also hid drugs in toilets in the "sophisticated" bid to flood North West England with Class As...

 

Pupils sent wrong school entrance exam results

Friday 19th October 2018

Two grammar schools in Gloucester blame a 'technical error' for some pupils being told they had passed...

 

School bus driver suspended after Wadhurst pupils hurt

Friday 19th October 2018

The driver allegedly braked so forcefully that a boy was thrown against the windscreen and cracked it...