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Thrive updates

Updates from recent Salford Thrive email bulletins - if you would like to be added onto the distribution list please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk

January 2022

YGAM - Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Free Training

Training is available to Teachers, Youth Workers and Professionals whose role enables them to deliver sessions directly to children and young people. The workshop provides you with the information and tools to inform, educate and safeguard children and young people about the potential harm of gaming and gambling.

Book Training - YGAM

July 2021

School in Mind : Free sexual harassment & violence resources for schools

New resources have uploaded onto the Mentally Healthy Schools webpages, the resources cover sexual harassment and gender-based violence in schools, as well as topics like coercive control and promoting gender equality in our schools.

To access: Resource library : Mentally Healthy Schools

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command and aims to keep children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

With a dedicated website specifically for parents and carers which provides a range of advice and information on how to keep their children safe online including short animations, guides and activities.

To access: Thinkuknow


June 2021

Moving Up – the transition to secondary school (Anna Freud Centre)

The animation and accompanying teacher toolkit is aimed at supporting pupils who have recently started Year 7 or who will be preparing to transition to secondary school later in the year (Years 6 and 7). They were developed in collaboration with young people, teachers and mental health experts. The animation aims to support pupils to:

  • Identify potential worries associated with starting secondary school
  • Know they're not alone if they are feeling worried
  • Talk to a trusted adult or friend if they have any concerns
  • Identify solutions and strategies for looking after their mental health, including self-care

To access: Mental health animation toolkit for teachers and schools


May 2021

Childline: Calm Zone

The webpages have lots of ideas to young people chill out, de-stress and embrace the calm, including:

  • Activities & Tools
  • Breathing exercises
  • Expressing yourself

To access: Childline Calm Zone


April 2021

Mental Health & Self-Care for Young People (PHE)

The Every Mind Matters website has create a range of self-care videos for young people to support them in looking after their mental health, topics covered include Dealing with Change, Self-care and social

To view:  Mental health and self-care for young people


March 2021

Talking Mental Health - Ann Freud Centre

The short animation has been designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. The animation and accompanying resources have been created by a team of animators, children, teachers and clinicians, and is being taught to year 5 and 6 children around the UK.

To access: wWatch the YouTube video

Parents & Carers: You're never too young to talk mental health leaflet provides tips for talking for parents and carers

To access: Parent Leaflet

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