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Bishop Vaughan Catholic School

Mynydd Garnlwyd Road

Morriston

Swansea

SA6 7QG

Bishop Vaughan Catholic School

Mynydd Garnlwyd Road

Morriston

Swansea

SA6 7QG

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HEALTHY SCHOOLS

The WNHSS was launched in 1999 to encourage the development of local healthy school schemes within a national framework. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the WNHSS as playing a key role in promoting the health of children and young people, and the scheme has been rolled out across Wales since 2000.

Each local scheme is responsible for supporting the development of health promoting schools within their area. The WNHSS describes a health promoting school as one which 'actively promotes, protects and embeds the physical, mental and social health and well being of its community through positive action'. This can be achieved through policy, strategic planning, staff development, curriculum, ethos, physical environment and community relations.

 

Within the scheme, there are seven different health topics that schools need to address. These include:

 

· Food and Fitness

· Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being

· Personal Development and Relationships

· Substance Use and Misuse

· Environment

· Safety

· Hygiene

FOOD AND FITNESS

SPORT WALES
Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. It runs a range of educational programmes to support this.

www.sportwales.org.uk

HEALTH CHALLENGE WALES

Resources that are aimed at individuals and organisations to encourage healthy eating and physical activity as part of daily life.

www.healthchallengewales.org/home

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION CYMRU

 A range of resources to encourage increased physical activity for teachers and students.

www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/in-your-area/wales/about-bhf-cymru
 

FOOD A FACT OF LIFE

Developed by the British Nutrition Foundation, with lots of supporting materials for secondary schools, particularly related to cooking. Only available through the medium of English.

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

 

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY IN WALES

The Agency’s role is to improve food safety and standards in Wales and protect the health of the population in relation to food. They produce resources that could be used in schools.

www.food.gov.uk/wales

WELLBEING AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

MEIC

Meic is a bilingual advocacy, information and advice helpline for children in Wales. www.meiccymru.org

Freephone: 080 880 23456

Text: 84001

Online chat is also available

 

BARNARDO'S CYMRU

Barnardo’s Cymru works with children, young people and families in Wales to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life.

www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/barnardos_today/wales.htm

MIND CYMRU

Mind Cymru provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Information leaflets on many issues such as relaxation, anger management, anxiety and improving self-esteem. Training for those working with young people on Youth Mental First aid.

www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru

Mind Infoline (9am - 6pm, weekdays only): 0300 123 3393

 

CHILDLINE

ChildLine provides advice for young people on a range of issues including bullying, online and mobile safety and self-harm.

www.childline.org.uk

Freephone: 0800 1111 (bilingual helpline)

1-2-1 online chat also available

The Childline Zipit app has useful phrases and light hearted images that young people can send back to someone if they ask for a nude photo or other sexual image.

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/zipit-app

LIVE FEAR FREE

Live Fear Free Helpline and website (Wales,) run by Welsh Women’s Aid, is a national, confidential support and information service for anyone experiencing sexual violence, domestic abuse or other forms of violence against women or for anyone wanting more information on available support services.

 Freephone (24 hours a day, 365 days a year): 0808 80 10 800

 www.gov.wales/livefearfree (with a live chat feature)

 

HAFAN CYMRU

Hafan Cymru Spectrum Project domestic abuse schools programme works in primary and secondary schools across Wales to teach children about healthy relationships, abuse and its consequences and where to seek help. The programme includes raising awareness of abuse amongst teachers and teaching support staff, youth workers, and other interested professionals.

01267 225555

www.hafancymru.co.uk/spectrum

                       

CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES  

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales stands up for children and young people’s rights. This work links to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Information on bullying and cyber bullying on the website.

www.childcom.org.uk

 

CARERS TRUST WALES

Carers Trust Wales provides resources and information for anyone working with young carers including:

Supporting Young Carers in School – Wales A toolbox designed with teachers and school staff, this resource helps make the identification and support of young carers in schools in Wales as easy as possible.

www.carers.org/young-carers-schools

 

SUBSTANCE USE

AND MISUSE

FILTER

Filter is the young people’s service from Ash Wales which aims’ to filter out the myths and give the facts about smoking’. For information on smoking and help on quitting visit the website or text / WhatsApp 074 5366 5220

www.thefilterwales.org

ASH WALES

Ash Wales offer statistics and information on smoking in Wales

www.ashwales.org.uk

DAN

DAN, the Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline, provides free and confidential information or help on issues relating to drugs or alcohol, 24 Hours a day, 365 days a year through the medium of Welsh and English. Call 0808 808 2234

 www.dan247.org.uk

FRANK

Frank provides English medium, youth focused advice. Call 0300 123 6600

www.talktofrank.com

HELP ME QUIT

Help Me Quit is a bilingual website with information on all NHS stop smoking services in Wales.

www.helpmequit.wales

ALCOHOL CONCERN CYMRU

Alcohol Concern Cymru is working with support from the Welsh Government to aim to reduce the harm caused by alcohol in Wales.

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/Pages/Category /alcohol-concern-cymru

DRINK WISE WALES

Run by Alcohol Concern Cymru, this is any easy-to-use bilingual website giving information on sensible drinking and about how alcohol affects your body. It has a range of interactive activities as well as information on all aspects of alcohol.

www.drinkwisewales.org.uk

SCHOOL BEAT

Resources for teachers, learners and parents/carers on substance use and misuse and other health topics to support the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme.

www.schoolbeat.org

NHS DIRECT WALES

NHS Direct Wales provides health information on substance use and misuse and appropriate local services.

Telephone: 0845 46 47

www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

CANCER RESEARCH UK

Cancer Research UK provides comprehensive information on a range of lifestyle issues such as smoking and alcohol.

www.cancerresearchuk.org

RELATIONSHIPS

BROOK

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. Their website has lots of information about all aspects of sex and relationships, as well as leaflets, posters and resources to order.

www.brook.org.uk

      

FPA

The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity which provides information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Their website has information that will help students, staff and parents/carers.

 www.fpa.org.uk

SEXWISE

Sexwise provides easy to access information for young people on contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.

www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk

 

SEX EDUCATION FORUM

The Sex Education Forum is run by the National Children's Bureau. It aims to ensure that children and young people have the right to good sex and relationships education (SRE). Its work is underpinned by evidence, a rights-based approach and the expressed needs of children and young people.

www.ncb.org.uk/sef

 

STONEWALL CYMRU

Stonewall Cymru is the all-Wales Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual (LGB) Charity. Its aim is to achieve equality for LGB people at home, at school and at work. The website has resources for schools.

www.stonewallcymru.org.uk

 

NHS DIRECT WALES

NHS health advice and information service, providing advice and details of medical services in Wales including where to go for emergency contraception.

Telephone: 0845 46 47

www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Lifes tyleWellbeing/Sexualhealth

 

 

 

CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website offers information for children and young people, parents and adults to help stay safe online.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk