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Free Seminar Series – Staff and Pupil Mental Health

The Bupa UK Foundation and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools have launched a new seminar series for School Leaders, Senior Mental Health and Pastoral Leads which focuses on the mental wellbeing of staff, pupils and the wider community as schools re-open. The Seminar Series will feature pre-recorded bite-sized seminars, action […]

#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – Virtual Get Togethers and Fun!

Don’t forget that this week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with a theme of #Kindness. Over the weekend don’t forget to try this handy list of fun ideas for virtual fundraising and get togethers from the Mental Health Foundation who sponsor and run the week itself:

#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – Kindness

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme this year is kindness, focusing on kindness to others, kindness to yourself, and helping spread kindness wherever we can. The Mental Health Foundation have put together this fantastic video explaining why they’ve chosen it:

#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – 18-24th May

Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So, for one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. They’ve done so each year since 2001. The theme this year is kindness, with millions of people engaging in the campaign each […]

A Recovery Curriculum: Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic.

‘Evidence for Learning’ has published a ‘Think Piece’ co-authored by Professor Barry Carpenter (Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK) and Matthew Carpenter (Principal, Baxter College, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK) regarding what they term as the ‘Recovery Curriculum’ for when children in the UK return and re-enter schools. You can check it out […]

‘Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book’

Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book is a perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves. From Tom Percival’s bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be. With rave reviews, this book can […]

Change4life – Sports and Activities

Change4life has put together this fantastic repository of resources, information and ideas designed to help Children and Young People stay active. This includes a long list of potential organised sports with information on how to get started at them. Check it out here:

P.H.E – What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

Public Health England has created this resource for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, school nurses, directors of public health, Active Partnerships and wider partners to help increase the level of Physical Education Children and Young People are able to undertake. Check it out online here: Public Health England LinkDownload the PDF […]

Physical Education (Association for)

The Association for Physical Education is a membership organisation that its purpose as to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, school sport and physical activity, influencing developments at national and local levels that will impact on pupils’ physical health and emotional well-being. They […]