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Resources

Resources & Useful links to download

Healthy lifestyles (balanced diet, physical activity, sleep, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol, drugs)

  • Change4Life has created dental lesson plans to support primary school teachers in educating their pupils about how to keep their teeth healthy
  • Our Healthy Year calendar wallcharts have been sent to Reception and Year 6 classes in England. The wallcharts will get pupils eating well and moving more in the year in which they participate in the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Rise Above for Schools resource has been created to help prepare secondary school students for puberty and support teachers in starting conversations about this sensitive subject.
  • Sugar the Musical Instructional Booklet

CYP Brief Lifestyle Intervention for Practitioners​​

Change4Life School Zone with curriculum-linked resources and inspiration to help teach children about healthy eating and being active: www.nhs.uk/c4lschools

Briefing providing an overview of the evidence about what works in schools to increase levels of physical activity in children and young people: www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-works-in-schools-to-increase-physical-activity-briefing 

Active School Planner. A free-to-use interactive tool for schools to review and improve the physical activity offer to their pupils: www.activeschoolplanner.org/

Change4Life Sports Clubs which can help contribute to all children getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity in every school day: www.yourschoolgames.com/how-it-works/change4life/

How to invest in sport premium funding to increase physical activity levels: www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

Guidance on direct allocations of the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to local authorities and multi-academy trusts: www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations

Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidelines fact sheet for 5-18 year olds: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/213739/dh_128144.pdf

The Daily Mile. A simple and free initiative to encourage children to run/walk/jog for 15 minutes every day: www.thedailymile.co.uk/

School Food Plan training resource to help all school staff understand the importance of a good school food culture: www.schoolfoodplan.com/actions/teacher-training/
The Eatwell Guide. A tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-eatwell-guide

Resources to promote emotional health and wellbeing

Guidance on the eight principles for promoting emotional health and wellbeing in schools: www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-children-and-young-peoples-emotional-health-and-wellbeing

Resource library including lesson plans and assessment tools to help develop the PSHE curriculum: www.pshe-association.org.uk

Mental Health (resilience, stress, suicide, self-harm, bullying)

Mindfulness apps and websites

Whole schools and colleges approach

Resources for primary schools

Resources for secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges