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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...

 

Wiltshire Thrive schools

Friday 3rd March 2017

The work of one of the Wiltshire Thrive schools is featured today in on the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald website...

 

Sex Education to be compulsory in all schools

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, has just announced proposed legislation for statutory Relationships and Sex Education in all schools – including academies and free schools...

 

Sexual Health Training - new dates

Tuesday 28th February 2017

New dates for the ‘No Worries’ service sexual health training have been added and are available for bookings at www...

 

Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY) meetings

Friday 24th February 2017

Over the next 12 months more localised WAY meetings are being held, opening them up to a broader range of young people...

 

Children's Commissioner's Survey for Young People

Tuesday 21st February 2017

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office are planning their work for the next year and would like to know what children and young people think is important for them to do next...

 

Time to Change information session for Wiltshire secondary schools

Monday 20th February 2017

We are currently working with Time to Change to address mental health stigma in Wiltshire schools...

 

Disrespect Nobody campaign

Thursday 2nd February 2017

The  second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from today until the end of March...

 

Resources for LGBT history month

Wednesday 1st February 2017

This month is LGBT history month and related resources for schools can be found here...

 

Young Carers - Wiltshire Voices

Monday 30th January 2017

On Young Carers Awareness Day,Tuesday 26th January, four Wiltshire young carers were featured in a video commissioned by Wiltshire Council...

 

Launch of new CAMHS service: The Eating Disorder Service (TEDS)

Wednesday 25th January 2017

A launch event will be held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at Devizes Corn Exchange from 9:30-4:30pm...

 

Updated PSHE programme of study

Wednesday 11th January 2017

This month the PSHE Association have updated their programme of study...

 

Wiltshire Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday 6th January 2017

A new wave of Youth Mental Health First Aid training is being delivered this year with the first dates now available for booking...

 

Free Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign packs

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Today Public Health England launches its new Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools training May 11th 2017

Tuesday 13th December 2016

The next Wiltshire Healthy Schools training day is now open for booking...

 

New mental health toolkits and Wiltshire training

Monday 12th December 2016

Two new national mental health toolkits have recently been published which can be found here...

 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools success

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Schools which have prioritised the health and wellbeing of their pupils have been recognised at a special event yesterday evening...

 

Free Wiltshire session: Young People who self harm 10th January 2017

Monday 28th November 2016

The first session of the new Wiltshire School Mental Health Network is now available to book...

 

Wiltshire anti-bullying charter

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Young people in Wiltshire are standing together against bullying as part of a new charter, launched during Anti-Bullying Week...

 


National news archive

Action urged on school holiday hunger

Tuesday 25th April 2017

MPs and peers raise concerns up to three million children are "at risk" without school meal access...

 

Northern Ireland schools face 'savage' cuts

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Teachers criticise funding cuts planned if the Stormont parties do not reach a power-sharing deal...

 

Mental health care cuts in England 'to total 4.5m'

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Data from 127 clinical commissioning groups also suggests total spending will rise by 4...

 

UN warns of schools lost in conflict

Monday 24th April 2017

Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef...

 

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres

Monday 24th April 2017

Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide...

 

UN warns of millions missing school in conflict zones

Monday 24th April 2017

Warfare and conflict are preventing 25 million young people from getting any access to school, says Unicef...

 

Anthony McSweeney case: Abuse priest failings found

Sunday 23rd April 2017

A Catholic priest is found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy at a children's home in west London...

 

'Sizeable' bomb found in Ardoyne designed to kill police officers

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Police say bomb left outside gates of Belfast primary school could have killed or seriously injured...

 

Bomb left outside Ardoyne school was designed to kill officers, say police

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Police say bomb left outside gates of Belfast primary school could have killed or seriously injured...

 

Scottish paraglider pilot dies after New Zealand crash

Sunday 23rd April 2017

The 26-year-old was on a solo flight when he came down in the grounds of a primary school...

 

The village that made itself hedgehog friendly

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Hedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire...

 

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Labour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power...

 

Signing up

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Government figures show it is young people dominating registrations ahead of the election on 8 June...

 

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Friday 21st April 2017

The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems...

 

On your bike

Friday 21st April 2017

Cycling can improve your health, but it's easy to find an excuse for not getting on your bike...

 

Cake smash trend for babies' birthdays

Friday 21st April 2017

Some parents spend 800 on their child's first birthday...

 

Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign

Friday 21st April 2017

Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death...

 

West Sussex school funding crisis 'negatively affecting' pupils

Friday 21st April 2017

A Unison survey finds 56 schools out of about 330 are planning staff cuts in the next academic year...

 

Duke and Duchess surprise Radio 1 DJ as part of mental health campaign

Friday 21st April 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have surprised BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts by coming to the studio to talk about mental health...

 

News story: Tax-Free Childcare launches today for children under four

Friday 21st April 2017

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

 

Reality Check: How many classes over 30?

Friday 21st April 2017

Labour alleges that pupils in England's primary schools "are packed like sardines" in classrooms...

 

Schoolgirl leaves class for RNLI emergency call-out

Thursday 20th April 2017

The 18-year-old was helping in a science class at Waid Academy, Anstruther, when her pager went off...

 

Schoolgirl leaves class for RNLI emergency callout

Thursday 20th April 2017

The 18-year-old was helping in a science class at Waid Academy, Anstruther, when her pager went off...

 

Stratford baby bus death: Parents guilty of causing child's death

Thursday 20th April 2017

A couple who staged their baby's death on a bus are convicted of causing her death, but cleared of murder...

 

Police used as 'first resort' for mental health care, watchdog warns

Thursday 20th April 2017

A report warns public safety is at risk as forces across England and Wales face an "unacceptable strain"...