The Health and Wellbeing Service, Children & Families, Leeds City Council, supports schools and settings with the following:
- advisory support;
- professional development;
- bespoke support.
Across the following areas:
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH);
- Healthy eating; support to reduce and prevent obesity, implementation of the School Food Plan and support with statutory School Food Standards;
- Physical activity and Physical Education;
- Personal Social Health Education (PSHE);
- Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSHE) and Health Education;
- Sexual health;
- Drugs, alcohol and substance misuse;
- Sustainability, eco-friendly schools and climate education.
We also offer:
- ‘My Health, My School’ (MHMS) pupil perception survey (available nationally);
- Youth Mental Health First Aid training (Mental Health Aware available online nationally, Champion and First Aider training available in Leeds);
- Leeds Healthy Schools programme (available nationally);
- Investors in Pupils programme (available nationally);
- PSHE lesson: classroom co-delivery sessions (available in Leeds only);
- Leeds MindMate Friendly programme (available in Leeds only).
The Health and Wellbeing Service has been fully operational during the coronavirus pandemic providing virtual support to colleagues in schools and settings including:
- virtual teacher network meetings;
- eLearning CPD modules;
- webinar delivery of live training sessions and classroom support;
- virtual 1:1 support;
- wellbeing survey for parents, pupils and EYFS;
- mental health and wellbeing resources;
- virtual staff meetings;
- virtual assemblies.
This work continues moving forward.