PSHE Secondary School programme launches

We are excited to announce that our PSHE Secondary School programme for Years 7-11 is ready for delivery in schools nationwide. The programme is a product of over a year’s hard work by the team and we are delighted to be working with selected partners who will be training school staff in a number of their schools to deliver the programme. Partners include the Plymouth Learning Partnership and Newham HeadStart who plan to begin training school staff in the next 3 months.

We look forward to seeing the impact of this programme and the many benefits it will have for students in schools, who are more in need of this support during these challenging circumstances, than ever before.

We’re also delighted to share that through our free PSHE post-covid recovery curriculum programmes for primary and secondary schools, we have reached 40 schools and colleges across the UK.

We’re pleased that, after some delay due to Covid, work is progressing well on the ‘Who Cares?’ upscaling project, with the plan being to launch by the end of this year. We’re currently working with Plymouth Learning Partnership who are piloting the programme and will be supporting us to create a robust schools’ monitoring and evaluation framework.

About the Secondary PSHE programme

Our Secondary PSHE programme enables school staff to have more confidence in recognising and addressing the impact of parental mental illness on children and young people, and how to support them, taking a whole-school approach.

The programme offers schools the essential tools they need to support children, whether or not they have a parent with a mental illness, to help them to understand more about mental illness and how to protect themselves against mental health problems.

Designed in consultation with teachers and mental health professionals, and the affected children and young people themselves, the programme has been carefully crafted to offer full support to school staff and students.

Sessions are highly engaging and interactive, with a mixture of discussion tasks and practical activities which are differentiated to meet the needs of all students. Included in the resource pack is a full teacher guide, PowerPoint presentation, worksheets and video clips.

The programme will enable students to:

 

  • Have a greater understanding of how the mind and brain work, and how to take care of this, their greatest asset
  • Identify and gain a deeper understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Build their resilience when facing challenging circumstances
  • Design a personal toolkit for protecting their own mental health
  • Develop more compassion and empathy for their peers
  • Understand how best to seek support and offer support to others
  • Use their new-found knowledge to create a mental health awareness campaign that can be used by other students.

We look forward to seeing the impact of this programme and the many benefits it will have for students in schools, who are more in need of this support during these challenging circumstances, than ever before.