Welcome to our Training and Events page


The Manchester Healthy Schools Programme has been designed to enable all schools in Manchester to gain access to high quality and effective training in order to support better health outcomes for children and young people within their provision. Schools need to have completed the Health Check to be engaged with the programme and to be able to access this free training. Please note, whilst many of our training courses are part of our 'universal' offer available to all schools, some courses are available for priority schools only. Please see individual training courses for further information about which training your school is able to access.

Please explore all our training courses and events below.

A Whole School Approach To health And Well Being

Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe. Effective alcohol and drug education builds pupil resilience and life skills around alcohol and dr...

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Social and Emotional Health

Manchester Healthy Schools are committed to improving the social and emotional health of children and young people across the city. We support schools to promote equality and diversity, tolerance and...

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Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles theme aims to promote and develop healthy lifestyle choices in the school age population, preventing and reducing the number of children with excess weight across Manchester, an...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

More than 1 in 10 children and young people now suffer from a common mental health problem (YoungMinds, 2017). Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to supporting schools to develop early interventi...

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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to ensuring good-quality, age-appropriate RSE is available to all children and young people across the city.

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Behind the behaviour

‘Behind the Behaviour’ is a multi-agency training programme designed to increase awareness and understanding of a range of mental and emotional health problems for professionals and front-line staff w...

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You will be able to explore and book all of our non-health specific events in this section. This includes all of our network events and team events like the awarding ceremony and any other Healthy Sch...

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This includes all aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and is suppored through our universal offer.

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Unintentional Injury Prevention

This is a new area for healthy schools providing support across all aspects of unintentional injury prevention.

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Training & Events

For a full list of available training & events please see below

Drowning Prevention: Open water safety

Priority Primary Secondary

This training covers a variety of topics within water safety: knowing how to get out of trouble if they fall into water, knowing the dangers...

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Life skills-based education for drug use prevention

Universal Primary Secondary

The aim of the training is to introduce teachers and other educators who work with young people to use life skills-based approaches for drug...

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**CANCELLED**Exploring the role of physical activity in Mental Health and Wellbeing - 6th July 2022 **CANCELLED**

External Primary Secondary Special

By creating a positive environment and by putting PE, sport and regular physical activity at the heart of school life, we are supporting and...

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Unintentional Injury Prevention: Supporting SEND pupils

Priority Special

This training aims to support special schools in the teaching of injury prevention. It looks at the teaching of who helps keep us safe, why...

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PSHE Co-ordinator Training - 15TH JULY 2022

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This Training will take place virtually on teams from 9am-12:30pm This half-day course covers: the impact of effective PSHE education, its p...

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Virtual PSHE Network Meeting Summer - *Date change* now on 13th July 2022

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This Virtual meeting will take place on Teams from 15:30-17:00 on Wednesday 13th July 2022. Our PSHE Network Meetings are for Personal, Soci...

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The importance of healthy eating in school.

Priority Primary Secondary Special

This one hour training session considers the importance of a whole-school/community ethos based upon healthy eating. It looks at the im...

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RSE: Strategies, Sensitive Questions & Tips for Confident Practice - Book for in-house delivery in YOUR school

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This course seeks to give all staff the confidence in having those ‘difficult conversations’ with young people around relationships and sex....

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Teaching Body Parts, Positively! Book for in-house delivery in YOUR school

Universal Primary Special

This mini-course is designed for KS1 staff teaching the new statutory RSHE content. The session is a 30 minute introduction to teaching body...

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