Healthier Minds, East Renfrewshire’s guide to promote the mental wellbeing of our children and young people.
Our aim is to help staff and parents find the information you need to develop children and young people’s talents and abilities in a way that will support them to meet life’s common challenges, develop their resilience, and have healthier minds as a result.
To explore the impact of poverty in local communities, Glasgow City HSCP South Health Improvement Team, Plantation Productions, The Gal Gael Trust and Oxfam Scotland worked in partnership with the young people at Create Crew to deliver a youth-led participatory action research project. The result of the project was a youth-led documentary film “Poverty: Our Hidden Shame?” which was short-listed at BAFTA for the AHRC Inspiration Award 2016.
To support the film a resource pack has since been developed by adapting sessions from the Health Issues in the Community training programme. The new resource encourages learners to explore further some of the issues raised in the film such as: what is poverty, who’s in poverty, beliefs about poverty, poverty and understanding inequality by using participative exercises, group discussions and digital approaches.
Download resource here.
A series of useful info graphics from Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
Beat the Street is back in East Renfrewshire this time in Uplawmoor, Neilston, Giffnock, Clarkston and Eaglesham, which will also cover Rouken Glen and Whitelee Wind Farm.
Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see East Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game! Sign up as a group, family or as part of your school to see how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.
Play the game from 19 February – 1 April 2020.
Have a look at the website for more information:
This toolkit contains quality assured substance misuse education resources, packs, lessons and relevant websites for both primary and secondary aged children and young people.
Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. They have worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of Resources.
Information for parents and carers
We are drafting text that colleagues can use when communicating with parents and carers about RSHP learning. Our intention is to provide draft text for each Curriculum for Excellence Level. We would like to see what you already provide, this could be across Levels or aimed at a specific year group. Do you have leaflets or presentations that you could share? These will be treated in confidence. You could also just tell us what would be really helpful. Send us an email with any attachments or weblinks: email@example.com
Your favourite books
We are compiling lists of recommended books for your class, school or centre library. We want to hear from you about what you already provide and what you know the children, young people and parents/carers love to borrow, hear or read that supports RSHP learning. Send us an email or weblinks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Level learning
So far, this Level has only been populated with the topics or themes that we want to consider when it comes to RSHP learning. We want to think about the learning at this Level in a different way from the ‘learning activity’ model we have used at other Levels. If you have any material, programmes, resources or anything else that currently supports your work at Early Level, please let us know. Again, your contributions will be treated with confidence and we are happy to credit any sources where appropriate. In advance, thank you! Send us an email, weblinks, etc: email@example.com
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occurring in childhood including
- domestic violence
- parental abandonment through separation or divorce
- a parent with a mental health condition
- being the victim of abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
- being the victim of neglect (physical and emotional)
- a member of the household being in prison
- growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems.
More information at: http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/children/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces/overview-of-aces#Animation
When I Worry About Things is a collection of animated films that use personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of children.
Alongside each, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.
These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 8-13.
Weigh to Go is a FREE weight management programme for 12-18 year olds, who are overweight and want to lose or manage their weight.
It incorporates ongoing support from a Weigh to Go nurse and commercial weight management services; to promote healthy, sustainable and successful weight loss.