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Kimberley Evans left the primary classroom 2 years ago to run Nourish the Workplace, which helps schools all over the world support their staff’s wellbeing and happiness. She runs #EdWellbeingGoals every Thursday evening on Twitter and is heavily involved with #teacher5aday. She tweets @nourishworkplce, is on LinkedIn here and her Facebook page is here.
Just Talk is a multi-agency campaign, designed with young people, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Just Talk website shares positive mental health and wellbeing information for young people, parents and professionals. There is a range of free to download resources including a schools toolkit which contains short 15 minute activities to run in form time, assembly templates, lesson plans, posters, quizzes, etc.
There is also a new Covid-19 page on the website, containing (amongst other things) wellbeing checklists for primary school and secondary school aged children, and parents, for them to use to help ensure they maintain their sense of wellbeing at home. These draw on the evidence based Five Ways to Wellbeing.
The Just Talk campaign is Hertfordshire based, but resources are free for other areas to use – the only information that won’t be relevant will be some of the local support information within the posters and on the website. We use #JustTalk on social media.
Jen Beer is the Health Improvement Lead for Hertfordshire Public Health team
Twitter handle: @jennufcboss
Thérèse Hoyle is Founder and chief facilitator of Thérèse Hoyle Consultancies. She tweets @theresehoyle
She has a passion for creating positive and harmonious school cultures. She is an international educational consultant and executive coach with over 21 years’ experience. She advises schools and teachers on aspects of behaviour management, anti-bullying, social, emotional and mental health needs of children and teens, staff wellbeing, organisational development, coaching and leadership.
Thérèse has worked with teams all over the world, so far reaching over 495 schools and 15,400 individuals. Her books include 101 Playground Games and 101 Wet Playtime Games and Activities and she is a contributing author to How to be a Peaceful School. She is also an adviser for the Wellbeing Award for Schools
PSHE Solutions provides training & consultancy in PSHE, Citizenship and SMSC but also in all aspects of school improvement, supporting individuals, organisations and Local Authorities, including public health teams.
John Rees is passionately committed to improving the learning and life chances of children and young people, through the professional development of individuals and organisations.
Seconded from secondary school leadership, John lead the transformation of a 2-school research project into an evidence-based, behaviourally-effective, multi-agency wellbeing programme across the UK and overseas, with unique evidence of health benefit and educational improvement.
Since 2005 John has worked with Local Authorities, schools, charities and commercial groups across the UK and abroad to provide coaching and training, to support school improvement and ensure the wellbeing of learners and adults who work with, and for, them.
Amazing People Schools help empower young people to believe in themselves and flourish no matter what the challenges, with help of trailblazers who’ve done it themselves – and changed the world! Our site supports the development of key character strengths such as resilience, empathy and kindness through the inspirational stories of amazing people from around the globe, from Harriet Tubman to William Shakespeare, Gandhi to Frida Kahlo. It is currently available free to all schools and is packed with everything you need to build your own inspirational character and wellbeing programme:
Halcyon Education helps schools and colleges follow a whole school approach to mental health. Download our 10 Steps to a Mentally Healthy School to get started, available on our website.
Check out our new mental health in schools podcast series, everyday experts sharing their insights and knowledge