Health Education


At Manchester Healthy Schools we pride ourselves on the strong relationships that we have built with our schools. Working in partnership, we ensure we maximise the quality of health education and support for children and young people in Manchester.

Substance Misuse and Mental Health - 11 December 2018

I thought Kelly was engaging, informative, knowledgeable, interactive, used multiple learning styles, info was current. Kelly had energy, gentle tone with a good volume. Was good at breaking down the slides & elaborating - rather than just reading. I think Kelly did a fantastic job of delivering.

- Early Help Parenting Manchester City Council

Mental Health & Self Esteem December 2018

THANKS!!!! Such wonderful resources. Really enjoyed the day.

- Teacher Abraham Moss

Drug Awareness

Just emailing to say a big thank you for taking the time to come into school on Wednesday. It was really well received and everyone I spoke to found it really useful and informative so thank you very much!

- Teacher Oswald Road Primary

Mental Health & Self Esteem

  • Kimberley was really knowledgeable, great confidence and open to everyone's ideas, very professional, encouraging.
  • Really helpful. Excellent pace, thorough, interesting and interactive. Thank you:)
  • Thank you very much for a great interactive training session. Well done :)
  • Training and resources really helpful. Kimberley was really engaging and made us feel comfortable to share our experiences.
  • You are a very positive, organised & interesting trainer :)
- Various Various schools & organisations

PSHE Coordinator Training November 2018

  • Great training, useful and gave food for thought. Also good opportunity to get ideas from other schools. Thank you!
  • The training used a range of delivery techniques to engage different learning styles and break up the day - very informative.
  • Fantastic subject knowledge.
  • Thank you - I have learnt loads today and look forward to working with you in next few weeks to develop PSHE within my school.
  • Activities in between were really good/relevant/interesting.
  • A good day. Enjoyed, really informative. Came away with new ideas.
- Teachers Various schools

Awards Event November 2018

  • It was good to celebrate our success and that of others.
  • A nice balance of rewarding good practice and also informing schools of future offers.
  • It was great to see special awards for schools who have excelled in particular areas.
  • Well organised.
  • Thanks for all your staff's effort and hard work.
  • The Healthy Schools programme is amazing! It helps me focus on areas of development and also develop all areas of PSHE. The team are very supportive and staff training is excellent.
  • Big thanks to Emma Schneider for her support last year. And we're looking forward to getting stuck in this year!
  • Great support, very friendly. Thanks.
- Teachers Various schools

Anti-Bullying Workshop October 2018

  • ·        Today’s lesson was all about anti-bullying. I liked this lesson because it was fun. I learnt a lot more about respect and now I know what it feels like to be bullied.
  • ·        I liked what we learned today because now when I see someone in trouble I am going to speak out for them as it is the right thing to do.
  • ·        I liked it because it taught me the effects of bullying, the way people can feel and that it is ok to be different.
  • ·        I think that it was a very helpful lesson about anti-bullying and I know what to do if I ever get bullied.
- Pupils William Hulme

Voice Box November 2018

The children really enjoyed it and it encouraged them to speak to other children across schools.

- Teacher St Andrew's CE Primary

PSHE Network Meeting 1

  • Good ideas for CPD.
  • I enjoyed having guest speakers and seeing services available to us.
  • Useful to see how to raise standards in school. Thank you for all your advice & support.
  • Looking forward to next PSHE network meeting.
  • PSHE (raising profile) - excellent advice. One of the best sessions to date - extremely helpful.
- Teachers Various schools

RSE training

  • Very informative/relaxed style - gave some good ideas/activities.
  • Very useful, thank you very much. Some useful techniques to use both in school and to approach with my own child.
  • Great session. Relaxed and great ways to help teach the kids.
  • I love the idea of story boards - this is wonderful for SEN kids. I will be using the worry box idea too. Thank you - fab session.
- Teachers Manchester Communication Primary

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

  • Informative and relevant
  • Enjoyed the session - lots of discussion
  • Really well delivered and suitable for my role
  • Really enjoyed the training. Staff absorbed the info and will put it into practice
  • Enjoyed the session, very engaging

- Staff Manchester Secondary PRU


  • Really good sessions
  • Great session, really engaging. I got a lot out of the session
  • I would recommend the course to others
- Teachers Manchester Secondary PRU


  • Enjoyed all of it
  • Excellent - would like more courses on this
  • I found the course content easily accessible
  • Good, informative session
  • Enjoyed the session
  • Enjoyable & relevant
  • Can't wait to work with Emma in the future!

- Teachers Manchester Secondary PRU

RSE training

Outstanding training. Feel more confident about delivery of content. Learned more ways to break down barriers to learning. Really well delivered and all really relevant. Really thoroughly enjoyed training session. Louise explained everything really clearly & well.

- Teachers Dean Trust Ardwick

Voice Box October 2018

I thought it was an excellent morning with fantastic engagement and debating skills from all pupils. Well done.

- Teacher Manchester Enterprise Academy

PSHE training

Well-presented training. Informative. Thank you

- Intervention TA Bridgelea

PSHE Training

Very Helpful-Thank you!

- Teacher, PSHE Co-ordinator Cavendish School

PSHE Training

It has motivated me to take action with regards to PSHE in school and not simply focus on the Healthy Schools Award.

- Teacher,PSHE Co-ordinator Irk Valley community school

Healthy Schools Team

Please pass on my thanks to you and your team. Everyone does work so hard. It is great to have schools take the time to recognise your input.

Well done all and keep up the good work!

- Clinical Head of Service School Health Service

iMatter Session

You were fantastic with the pupils. They gained so much from it and your knowledge and approach was perfect for our young people.

Thank you so much and hope to see you again soon.

- Teacher Melland High School

Boost training

The course was fantastic, best course I've been on. Enjoyed all the activities. Everything was good, made to feel very comfortable. Great delivery & great course!

- Teacher Abraham Moss

Boost training

What a great course, Kimberley was excellent and I feel excited to start this programme at school.

- Teacher Baguley Hall Primary

Thank you

"Thank you for all you do to support the health and happiness of children in Manchester."

- Teacher, Alma Park Primary

Staff Wellbeing Training

"The phasing of the session was excellent. The different areas were well-thought out, fun and informative. I loved it and the facilitator was fab!"

- Teacher, Whalley Range High School

Resilience Training with Manchester Mind

The session was really informative and provided a useful opportunity to take a step back and look at how we ‘manage’ ourselves. The trainer was very knowledgeable and delivered the session in a positive and accessible way.

- Teacher, Manchester High School

PSHE Training

It has motivated me to take action with regards to PSHE in school and not simply focus on the Healthy Schools Award.

- PSHE Coordinator Manchester Primary School

Young Voices Network Meetings

“The pupils enjoyed the Young Voices session very much and they have used the resources and ideas shared with them at the session with the rest of the school council to develop an assembly to deliver during Anti-bullying week. Please see a picture below from their assembly.” 

- Deputy Head, Manchester Primary School

Manchester Healthy Schools Team

Thank you so much for the meeting yesterday. All staff really enjoyed and it made them aware of issues they haven't really been aware of before.

- Teacher, Manchester Primary School

Manchester Healthy Schools Team

Very supportive, very useful. All schools across the UK should have a healthy schools programme like this. Thank you, I appreciate all your help.

- Teacher, Manchester school

Big Health Challenge 2017

“Students from our school really enjoyed taking part in the event. I would like to thank the Healthy Schools team for setting up the event; they have done an excellent job of managing and running the programme.”

- Learning Mentor, Manchester Secondary School

Manchester Healthy Schools Team

Fantastic team giving us all fabulous support and ensuring we have healthier children as a result!

- Teacher, Manchester Primary School