About Us

Manchester Healthy Schools Team has been working in partnership with Manchester schools for over seventeen years - tackling health inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. In November 2016, the team merged with the School Nursing service to create the School Health Service; closely aligning the work of both teams to the Healthy Child Programme. The School Health Service has a crucial role in Manchester to implement public health interventions and support schools to :

  • Improve children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing and reduce the incidence of bullying.
  • Improve young people’s sexual health and reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections and teenage conceptions.
  • Prevent and reduce substance misuse, promote safer choices and support early interventions.
  • Promote and develop healthy lifestyles to prevent and reduce the numbers and children and young people that are overweight and obese.

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

Manchester Healthy Schools

Whole School Approach

Manchester Healthy Schools consists of five thematic areas that together support a whole school approach to health and wellbeing. The five areas are:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health and Resilience
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Drugs and Alcohol Education


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