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Why be a 'Healthy School'?
SHEU Pupil Wellbeing Survey/Needs Assessment
Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience in the School Setting
Emotional Health and Wellbeing/Mental Health
PSHE: helping pupils understand and manage risk
Pupil Voice
Food in Schools: Growing, cooking and healthier lifestyles
Our Food in Schools Award
Increasing physical activity across the school day and at home
Stay up to date with the latest Cornwall Healthy Schools News...
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We've moved:

After many years, we’ve moved out of Pool and are now enjoying our new home at the Basset Centre in Camborne.
Our new contact details are as follows:

 Cornwall Healthy Schools, 

Basset Centre,

Basset Road,


TR14 8SL

 Tel: 01209 615600

Email: healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk


22nd May, 1:16pm

RT @behealthyatwork: Healthy Workplace Update: Beach Games, Workplace Forum, Assessment Visits - https://t.co/n6JLWVf2aw https://t.co/X86m2ā€¦

22nd May, 9:34am

RT @behealthyatwork: We're going to be featuring on a webinar at 2pm on how using healthy award schemes can engage businesses and workplaceā€¦

22nd May, 7:44am

RT @Foodafactoflife: Good morning! Today is the last chance to receive a set of printed posters when you register for BNF Healthy Eating Weā€¦

21st May, 11:25am

Breakfast clubs and Yoga classes relieve SATs stress for Cornish primary pupils: https://t.co/obIUZUSBzE https://t.co/8rEBIKokJr

21st May, 7:00am

Healthier lunchboxes are an important part of Healthy Schools work and can contribute to wider work to help reduceā€¦ https://t.co/93Tjsh5DT5

18th May, 2:00pm

The NEW Healthy Schools Friday Update is here! https://t.co/A1gKZs5uco https://t.co/W1ArRJtdam

18th May, 11:44am

RT @behealthyatwork: Just 2 hours to go until the 2018 Beach Games kicks off!!! We can't wait to see everybody down there; who's in it toā€¦

17th May, 10:46am


17th May, 9:57am

RT @HSKYouth: In #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek this is an excellent video about exam stress https://t.co/9Jb9zJGJSF What are your top tips forā€¦

17th May, 7:53am

RT @CornwallCouncil: This year's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek theme is Stress. Mental Health is a leading cause of sickness absence in the UKā€¦

16th May, 9:41am

RT @hps_TIR: We have one space available for ASIST Training tomorrow and Friday in Bodmin! If you are interested please contact Geraldineā€¦

Our support for schools

Support for schools Support for schools Why be a healthy school?
Being a Healthy School can contribute to improvements in wellbeing for the whole school community, and make a contribution to overall school improvement and raise attainment, achievement and aspirations.

Why be a healthy school?

Healthy Schools and Ofsted

From September 2015 the revised inspection framework will include a more detailed focus on all aspects of wellbeing and personal development in school including all aspects of food across the school.  

Our support is tailored to the needs of each individual school to help you evidence your wellbeing work and celebrate your achievements by gaining a 'Healthy School' award.

Our work on 'Food in Schools' is a strand of the wider Food and Cornwall programme, encompassing everything that surrounds food and food culture within the school environment.


We can work with you to help improve school meals and increase uptake; we offer courses / resources on cooking and growing skills in the classroom and beyond (including work with parents) and help you work towards the FFLP Awards. Our partners include community chefs, Cornwall Food Foundation, Jamie's Kitchen Garden Project and school caterers. 

PSHE provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives.


PSHE is a vital part of supporting resilience by helping students recognise and manage risky behaviours, and includes:

  • relationships and sex education
  • drug education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse) 
  • emotional health and wellbeing / mental health 
  • safety (internet safety / personal safety / bullying)
  • healthier lifestyles 

We can work with you to help build pupil voice across the school through our work with our colleagues in Cornwall Council who are developing and delivering Learn to Lead (an innovative and highly effective approach to pupil participation) and help celebrate your work via our PADL school council awards.  

A whole school approach to wellbeing can be a powerful tool for school improvement and increased pupil attainment and achievement.


Our work is needs led and focused on your key priorities for wellbeing across the whole school community. A focus on building resilience by supporting EHWB/PSHE in schools can help increase aspiration and achievement as well as help children and young people understand and manage risks linked to poor decisions around sexual health or drugs and alcohol and help them adopt healthier lives. 

Physical activity
For the first time in history the lack of physical activity in our lives means that this generation of children may have a life expectancy of 5 years less than that of their parents.

Physical activity

We are supporting the PE and School Support Strategy, 'Time to Move'. The strategy essentially focuses on the wellbeing of students and how it can be supported through the implementation of PE in the school environment. 

Training and resources
We offer a comprehensive and highly regarded training programme covering all aspects of wellbeing work in schools.

Training and resources

Alongside training we have a wide range of resources to support your work. Our resources include ones we've developed locally which are now gaining national recognition through awards and being cited as  best practice in key national wellbeing strategies. All our support for schools in offered free of charge.