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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
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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


15th February, 12:10pm

The Food in Schools Award - Have you signed up yet? https://t.co/xyUq2VrKOE https://t.co/efmVysrw4c

12th February, 12:10pm

"Social media has become a space in which we form and build relationships, shape self-identity, express ourselves... https://t.co/sfCGjAWWyd

9th February, 12:13pm

RT @hgaycornwall: LGBT History Month 2018 Education pack: “Geography: Mapping Our World” This three session pack will help you bring LGBT…

8th February, 12:11pm

Sex ed 'must cover respect and consent', say young mums - A group of mothers, who had their first child when... https://t.co/c9Z3eDbklX

8th February, 9:23am

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8th February, 9:23am

RT @RAASCornwall: Have you seen the latest FREE health & #wellbeing #training from @CornwallHSTeam for #school staff in #Cornwall? These ar…

7th February, 9:58am

RT @HuffPostUK: This school in Barnsley has a brilliant approach to mental health #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek https://t.co/11qmPUbPNY

6th February, 3:04pm

“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” Happy Safer Internet Day everyone! https://t.co/qbOgtXHwXC

5th February, 9:30am

Facebook and Snapchat are trialling a new, more direct way to help young people bullied online, following an... https://t.co/9uaxPRgYuv

1st February, 12:34pm

RT @hps_TIR: We run 'Mental Health First Aid Training' throughout the year; this training will foster the skills & knowledge to help and su…

1st February, 12:34pm


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.