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PLAN-A positive results from a local study

Monday 18th September 2017

Since 2015, the University of Bristol has been working with Wiltshire Council to trial a project to increase physical activity in Year 8 girls...

 

Free anti-bullying week resources now available

Friday 15th September 2017

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have created some innovative resources including, cross curricular activities, posters and lesson/assembly plans...

 

Free book about Asperger Syndrome

Monday 11th September 2017

There is still time (until 17th September 2017) to receive the current book from the Mental Health Book Club:  Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? A guide for friends and family by June Welton You can 'opt in' by completing the survey via the link below and receive this book...

 

The Healthy Me Herald

Friday 8th September 2017

The Healthy Me Herald is a new monthly newsletter and fun way to keep informed about what is happening across our four Healthy Me locations in Wiltshire...

 

New PSHE lessons for secondary schools

Thursday 7th September 2017

New Rise Above lesson plans for secondary school PSHE teachers  are now available to download from the School Zone from Public Health England’s schools programme...

 

Oral Health training resource

Wednesday 6th September 2017

in addition to the Oral Health Activity pack, launched last term, the Oral Health Promotion Team have produced a training resource...

 

You're never too young to talk mental health

Tuesday 5th September 2017

You can now download the first instalment of these free resources: A Supporting Mental Health in Schools booklet and a series of expert advice films, which are linked to the national campaign ‘You’re never too young to talk mental health’...

 

Updated national guidance for schools on bullying

Friday 1st September 2017

The Department for Education has updated its guidance for all schools on preventing and tackling bullying...

 

Healthy Schools training 2018

Thursday 31st August 2017

With only 1 place now remaining on the November 2017 Healthy Schools training, the next date is now open for booking on    Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9:30am-4:00pm at Braeside, Devizes This training day is for schools taking part in any level of the Wiltshire programme...

 

PSHE and Healthy Schools network meetings

Monday 24th July 2017

The dates for the next PSHE and Healthy School network meetings are now available...

 

Keep Safe: intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities who display harmful sexual behaviour(s) and their parents/carers

Monday 10th July 2017

Monday 11th September & Tuesday 12th September 2017, 9:30-4:30pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham, BS31 2FW...

 

Give your views on PSHE and win a shopping voucher

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Oxford Brookes University’s Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health is conducting research on teaching PSHE in any school...

 

Healthy Schools achievement

Friday 23rd June 2017

The achievements of schools, which have prioritised the health and wellbeing of their pupils, were recognised at a special event yesterday evening...

 

Free survey briefing sessions from this month

Monday 12th June 2017

Nearly 10,000 young people took part in the Wiltshire children and young people's health and wellbeing survey this year which provides a powerful pupil voice telling us about the lives they lead, their daily habits, their fears and aspirations...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge 2017

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Following 2016 successful Road to Rio challenge, Wiltshire’s Big Pledge has returned this year with its London Calling challenge...

 

2017 Make Your Mark campaign for schools

Friday 2nd June 2017

The time has come to register for the 2017 Make Your Mark campaign, coordinated by the UK Youth Parliament and British Youth Council...

 

Encourage healthy sun safety habits this summer

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Re-launched today is Soltan Sun Ready, a free sun safety education programme for 5-11s from Boots Soltan: www...

 

All Together programme now available

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Any school in England can now sign up to be part of the All Together programme, through which they’ll have access to a wealth of resources and training...

 

Free mental health training session for secondary schools

Friday 7th April 2017

Time to Change are providing a free Training for Trainers session for Wiltshire secondary schools on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at Devizes School from 4pm -6pm...

 

New books available from the free mental health book club

Thursday 6th April 2017

The third free book from the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is now available to order...

 

Premier League Primary Stars launch

Friday 31st March 2017

Launched this week, Premier League Primary Stars is an exciting new national learning programme for primary school girls and boys aged 5-11...

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire. Young Listeners - invite to secondary schools

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Healthwatch Wiltshire are inviting pupils from up to five Wiltshire secondary schools to take part in the next stage of the Young Listeners Project - Advancing Mental Health in Schools...

 

Classroom discussions on terrorist attacks

Thursday 23rd March 2017

the PSHE Association have produces a framework for schools to use to facilitate classroom discussions in the event of a terrorist attack that can be accessed here...

 

New resources for period education (ages 8-12)

Friday 17th March 2017

betty for schools is a new, curriculum-linked period education programme...

 

Register your school for Healthy Eating Week

Tuesday 7th March 2017

You can now register your school for BNF Healthy Eating Week 12-16 June 2017...

 


National news archive

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

Friday 22nd September 2017

The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years...

 

Barnsley crash: Hampshire man denies attempting to kill four children

Friday 22nd September 2017

Owen Scott, of Fawley, Hampshire, is due to stand trial on 29 January...

 

Four in 10 parents 'asked to give to school funds'

Friday 22nd September 2017

Schools are asking parents to dip into to their pockets to boost their funds, a survey says...

 

Puff, the marathon-running dragon, is celebrated in print

Friday 22nd September 2017

Children's book celebrates running exploits of 15-kilo Asthma UK mascot...

 

James Herbert death: Watchdog makes police restraint recommendations

Thursday 21st September 2017

The watchdog recommendation follows the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act...

 

James Herbert death: 'No police restraint' for mentally ill people

Thursday 21st September 2017

The watchdog recommendation follows the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act...

 

Moors Murderer: Inquest reopens into Ian Brady's death

Thursday 21st September 2017

Brady, who tortured and killed five children with Myra Hindley, died at Ashworth Hospital in May...

 

Fentanyl mixed with heroin in drugs seized by police

Thursday 21st September 2017

The PSNI finds Fentanyl, which is 100 times stronger than heroin, in drugs seizures for the first time...

 

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug

Thursday 21st September 2017

Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate...

 

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk

Thursday 21st September 2017

Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel...

 

The 'last taboo'

Thursday 21st September 2017

Loneliness costs 6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma"...

 

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Thursday 21st September 2017

Loneliness costs 6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma"...

 

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers...

 

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed...

 

Scarborough boy Maison Hirstle, 4, 'hanged' by hoodie

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The boy was found after a man noticed a door was stuck and saw a child's feet behind it...

 

News story: Deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

Wednesday 20th September 2017

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

 

Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry ends

Wednesday 20th September 2017

The inquiry will hear allegations of abuse by late MP Sir Cyril Smith at a school and a hostel...

 

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods...

 

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

Wednesday 20th September 2017

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health...

 

Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings...

 

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later...

 

Rochdale Council's child abuse failings 'unforgiveable'

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Abuse at a school and a hostel "cast a long shadow over the town", says the council boss...

 

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors...

 

Prince William quizzes recovering addicts on drug laws

Tuesday 19th September 2017

The visit also saw the Duke of Cambridge joke about the upcoming birth of his third child...

 

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Tuesday 19th September 2017

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers...