Our networks

Voicebox

Voicebox is a pupil participation network for secondary schools which encourages Manchester pupils to use their voices in meaningful and effective ways. The idea is to increase participation and engagement to ensure that young people in Manchester schools are linked to and represented at strategic and decision-making levels in the city. 

Training & Events

Voicebox Network Meeting- 4th July 2018- The Big Health Challenge

Universal Secondary Special

Established to support the development of school councils and to promote pupil voice, our Voicebox network encourages and empowers pupils by...

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Resources

Voicebox Slides- May 2018- Top Tips for Staying Active

Top tips for helping people stay active within your school. These can be used as part of the Big Health Challenge 2017-2018.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Voicebox Slides- May 2018

Slides from the May Voicebox where we welcomed world Thai-boxing champion Rachael MacKenzie, who spoke about the importance of resilience in the face of adversity and delivered a fantastic session on the links between wellbeing and physical activity. We also explored opportunities for physical activity within school with the School Games' Organisers. This linked to the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' through the 'Stay Active' theme.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Voicebox Slides- March 2018

Slides from the March 2018 Voicebox where we welcomed Manchester Mind, YASP and Kooth to talk about mental health and think about how we could run a campaign for Mental Health Awareness week. This linked to the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' through the 'Take Notice' theme.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Big Health Challenge 2017-2018- Planning Sheet

Your '5 Ways to Wellbeing' project plan will be considered as part of the awarding process and should be used as the foundation to any presentation that you deliver at the end of the year. You should aim to fill in a separate sheet for each of the 5 areas, ideally one at each Voicebox event across the year. They can then be used as evidence of how you have improved staff and student wellbeing within your school. Please use extra sheets if needed and email kimberley.evans@mft.nhs.uk if you have any questions.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Voicebox Slides- January 2018

Slides from the January Voicebox where we welcomed Saheli and discussed how we could explore 'Forced Marriage' and 'Honour-Based' Violence by running a campaign for International Women's Day. This linked to the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' through the 'Connect' theme.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Voicebox Slides- November 2017

Slides from the November Voicebox where we welcomed the George House Trust and discussed how we could help others by running a campaign for World Aids Day. This linked to the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' through the 'Give' theme.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools