About Us

Manchester Healthy Schools Team have fifteen years experience of successfully working across health and education to tackle health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

In October 2011 the team launched a new look Healthy Schools Programme for schools which focuses on four core public health priorities. The team has a key role in Manchester, together with the School Health Service, to implement public health interventions which support schools to:

  • improve children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing and to reduce the incidence of bullying
  • promote and develop healthy behaviours in order to prevent and reduce the numbers of overweight and obese children and young people
  • promote safer choices and reduce the number of young people misusing alcohol and drugs
  • improve young people’s sexual health and reduce the incidence of sexual transmitted infections and number of teenage conceptions

Working to improve health outcomes for children, young people and families in the local community, the Healthy Schools Team uses a whole school approach to support schools to become healthier learning environments.

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Holistic Child Model

Manchester Healthy Schools consists of three smaller teams which cover six interlinked public health specialist topics shown in the model of the Holistic Child. The three teams are:

  • Safer Choices (PSHE) Team
  • Healthy Lifestyles Team
  • Wellbeing Team


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What is a Healthy School?

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