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31 March 2022

New education toolkit to empower students to become the generation that ends HIV stigma

A new resource called ‘Empowering Students: End HIV Stigma’ was officially launched at an event at Parliament on 23 March 2022, organised by UK charity CHIVA and hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS.

The new toolkit, developed by young people living with HIV, will enable teachers to educate young people with the facts about HIV in an engaging way and inspire them to become the generation that ends HIV stigma. 

03 March 2022

Help and advice for talking to pupils about Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is distressing and concerning and many children and young people may be worried about what they are seeing and hearing in the media, including on social media platforms. 

This article contains links to many resources. We will continue to update this article with helpful information to support you in exploring these difficult topics and avoid misinformation.

10 December 2021

Dfe assured funded senior mental health lead training with Leeds City Council.

In June the DfE announced the introduction of the senior lead mental heath training grant:

'The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a £1,200 grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your setting. Grants of £1,200 will be available to around a third of all eligible state schools and colleges in England in the 2021 to 2022 financial year. This is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.
The grant is provided to cover (or contribute to) the cost of attending a quality assured course and may also be used to hire supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning.' (www.gov.uk)

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in bidding to become a DfE quality assured course provider. Our new DfE quality-assured intermediate level training programme will be launched from February 2022.

The 'Developing a whole school approach to leading mental health in your school' programme will be available to all schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region and is aimed at leaders in school who are familiar with the role and / or have 'completed limited senior mental health leadership training' already.

If you are unasure if this level of training will be right for you please do get in touch for a chat. 

Read the full article to find out more about our offer to schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region.