Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitude

Learner Support

Our Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitude team (PDBA) is part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a ‘Grade 1’ Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ quality learning experience, a positive learning environment, resources and support for learners both during, and outside of, learning hours.

 

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Health and Wellbeing

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.
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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place in England annually. This year it will run from 16 - 20 November with the theme 'united against bullying'.

International Stress Awareness Week

The focus for ISAW this year is managing stress and mental health issues in the age of Covid-19. In the last nine months stress and mental health awareness have never been more…
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Supporting Movember and Men’s Health

Welcome to Movember, the month of raising money and awareness of men's health! Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters – aka rock stars…
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Mental Health Awareness

World Mental Health Day (10 October), is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative…
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World Suicide Prevention Day

This World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 it's vitally important for all of us to come together and talk about mental health and the impact it has on all our lives. …
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Youth Mental Health

Youth Mental Health Day encourages understanding and awareness of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round. Each year, the day aims…

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Pride: A history

The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
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Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic year as it is when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
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Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event that takes place on 31 March, dedicated to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by the Transgender community, but also to…

LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month runs every year for the full month of February. It is a time to remember and reflect on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history…
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. It is a day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the…
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Celebrating Christmas

Traditionally, Christmas was a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus that has now evolved to be a family holiday celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike. Celebrated around the world,…

Celebrating Hannukah

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, and pre-dates back to two centuries before the beginning of Christianity. The festival begins on the 25th day of Kislev and is celebrated…
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Celebrating Diwali

Diwali, also referred to as Deepavali, is known as the festival of lights - a five-day long celebration originating from India.
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Black History Month with Sonia

In this article Sonia celebrates Black History Month, culture and the lives of those who have made a difference in the world.

Black History Month

This month we’re proud to be supporting and educating our learners about Black History Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions of influential Black people not just in the UK but…
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Pride: Present and Future

How is Pride celebrated today, and what about the future? Research shows that trans people experience inequality and discrimination across all areas of life.
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Celebrating Pride with Adam

In celebration of Pride, we're pleased to introduce our PDBA Officer, Adam Waite who is answering questions and sharing his experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Pride: The flag and its evolution

The brightly coloured striped flag is synonymous with Pride and the LGBT+ community. But what does it mean and how has it evolved?

Safeguarding

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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
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Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event that takes place on 31 March, dedicated to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by the Transgender community, but also to…
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Staying Safe

In light of recent events in the news and media, it is important to remind ourselves to be vigilant and stay safe when travelling anywhere alone.
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Staying Safe Online

Protect yourself, and others, from online harms and risks which may lead to unsafe communications, the sharing of ‘fake news’ or misinformation, or jepordise your personal information.

Further Information and Support

Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages, ranging from identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused. Visit their website here: https://chayn.co/

Hestia provides a free-to-download mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. Visit their website here: https://www.hestia.org/brightsky

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. It can be contacted on 0808 801 0327.

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline provides support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and are available 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Visit their website here: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/How-can-we-support-you

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated. Visit their website here: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

The Samaritans provide invaluable information which is being regularly updated through this COVID-19 emergency period and can be contacted 24 hours a day on 116 123. Visit their website here: www.samaritans.org

Galop runs a specialist helpline on 0800 999 5428 or email help@galop.org.uk or visit their website here: http://www.galop.org.uk/

LGBT+ Foundation Visit their website here: https://lgbt.foundation/

Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what we do and we aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’ We are a nationally significant charity firmly rooted in our local communities of Greater Manchester and provide a wide range of evidence-based and cost effective services.

Stonewall LGBT+ Action Visit their website here: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

‘We’re here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone. We believe we’re stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. ‘We have laid deep foundations across Britain – in some of our greatest institutions – so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves. We’re here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone.’

Hub of Hope will provide you with a list of mental health and support networks available in your local area via their App or visit their website here: https://hubofhope.co.uk/

NHS provides advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing. Visit their website here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

Prevention of Youth Suicide provides support for young people thinking about suicide, or for anyone worried about a young person and can be contacted on 0800 068 41 41. Visit their website here: https://papyrus-uk.org/

Shaw Trust provides a range of factsheets surrounding different areas of mental health from anxiety to depression and eating disorders. Visit their website here: https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/en-GB/Services-(2)/Mental-Health-Resources

Stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. Visit their website here: https://stem4.org.uk/

If you’re worried about internet safety please visit Internet Matters which has some great resources. Visit their website here: https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/esafety-leaflets-resources/

Beware of online scams during Covid-19. Visit their website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online

Brook provides information, support and advice for young people and their sexual health covering topics such as STIs, contraception and healthy relationships. Visit their website here: https://www.brook.org.uk/

Family Planning Association has support resources. Visit their website here: http://fpa.org.uk/

NHS provides a guide to sexual health services which includes local services available. Visit their website here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/sexual-health-services/guide-to-sexual-health-services/

Mind provides a wealth of information and advice. Visit their website here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/

The Samaritans provide invaluable information which is being regularly updated through this COVID-19 emergency period and can be contacted 24 hours a day on 116 123. Visit their website here: www.samaritans.org 

Women’s Aid provide advice for survivors of domestic abuse. Visit their website here: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/ 

Papyrus is the UK’s leading charity for the prevention of youth suicide. Visit their website here: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Brook provides information, support and advice for young people and their sexual health covering topics such as STIs, contraception and healthy relationships. Visit their website here: https://www.brook.org.uk/

Papyrus is the UK’s leading charity for the prevention of youth suicide. Visit their website here: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. Visit their website here: https://stem4.org.uk/

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