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.

RSE Safeguarding & Strategies September 2019

  • Very clear & efficient delivery.
  • Great strategies to use in PSHE lessons. Learning correct terminology to use regarding gender.
  • Great activities, especially the depersonalisation and "ask-it-basket".
- Manchester School Teachers

PSHE Network November 2019

  •  A really informative/useful afternoon.
  • So useful for networking. Brilliant. Thanks!
  • Really great session - looking forward to the next.
- Manchester School Teachers

Open Swim Workshops - pupils August 2019

  • I enjoyed learning about the signs and how to keep safe
  • I enjoyed learning about the rules in open water
  • I liked the swimming games
  • The thing I enjoyed was the discussion
- Manchester School Pupils

Good Practice in Drugs Ed November 2019

Great session, thanks.

- Manchester School Teacher

Healthy Lifestyles December 2019

  • Thank you! Enjoyed the course, very helpful!
  • Excellent presentation. Thank you.
  • Nicola is brilliant!
- Manchester Schools Teachers

Autism Co-production event November 2019

  • I have really enjoyed this session. Thank you.
  • Excellent session - well planned, challenging questions. Such a welcome initiative.
  • Just wanted to say what a brilliant session you both prepared today. It was such a unique opportunity for such a wide range of people to get together to discuss ideas and get that rich perspective of parents and professionals. Really looking forward to seeing how this moves forward. Thank you for getting us involved. It was an uplifting way to start the day.
- Manchester Schools Teachers & Parents

Healthy Lifestyles October 2019

Very professional and informative.

- Manchester School Teacher

Voicebox pupil October 2019

It was amazing. Nothing wrong.

- Manchester School Pupil

RSE staff training October 2019

Thoughtful & well delivered.

- Manchester School Teacher

BTB Mental Health & Self Esteem November 2019

  • Clare was fantastic. She was open and informative. Course was well led and organised. Good balance of activities.
  • Clare very knowledgeable about the subject. Really found it interesting. Would definitely like to go on more courses Clare does. Enjoyed the activities - relevant to the course.
  • Trainer very informative, friendly and welcoming. One of the best I've been on!

- Manchester School Teachers

BTB Introduction to Mental Health October 2019

Thank you. Really good informative training. Very interactive which made the course more interesting.

- Manchester School Teacher

RSE Safeguarding & Sensitive Questions April 2019

  • Trainer was clear & presented the information well.
  • Brilliantly delivered - thank you.
  • Fantastic meeting. Enthusiastic leader & engaging!
  • Very interactive - loved it.
  • Fantastically delivered.
  • Presenter was very good.
- Teachers, Pike Fold

Resilience April 2019

  • Really well delivered. Thank you very much!
  • Strategies - very useful. Delivery was excellent. Very informative.
  • All very informative! Great session!
  • Thank you for some very informative training.
- Teachers, St Clare's RC

Boost training March 2019

  • All parts were presented really clearly with lots of info regarding how to adapt. Enjoyed it all!
  • It was good to be able to reflect on own well-being and connect with others. Lovely trainer. Thank you.
  • Excellent course and fantastic resources - very well delivered. Thank you!
- Teachers, Various schools

Healthy Lifestyles March 2019

  • Comprehensive training session!
  • Fab - thank you!
  • Great - eye opening. Thank you.
  • Well delivered, lots to think about!
  • Clear informative delivery.
  • Clear. Concise. Informative. No 'waffle'.
- Teachers, Various schools

Staff Wellbeing March 2019

  • Emotional intelligence questions were interesting. All was good! Thank you.
  • Wish it was longer! Great session!
- Teachers, Crowcroft Park

Drug & Alcohol Awareness March 2019

  • The training was very well delivered with a good mix of group work & presentation.
  • Very informative - will influence future practice.
  • Really enjoyed the training - good knowledge delivered around different drugs.
  • Thank you for an informative session.
- Teachers, Various schools

RSE training February 2019

  • Very clear and thought provoking.
  • Excellent trainer - very clear and great delivery.
  • Well delivered.
  • Very useful, very clearly presented.
- Teachers, Unity Primary

Staff Wellbeing February 2019

  • Great training.
  • Very well presented. Confident speaker. Really informative.
  • Really well presented course!
- Teachers, Rolls Crescent

Voice Box Primary February 2019

  • Very engaging, children sharing good ideas, good team work.
  • All useful, Very interesting. Very informative. Thank you, children enjoyed it.
  • Brilliant event. Thank you.
  • Campaign ideas gave the children some great things to focus on. A good meeting which captured the interest of both adults and children. Looking forward to the next meeting.
  • Good afternoon. My children enjoyed and got a lot out of it.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed it - thank you!
- Teachers, Various schools

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Currently working with the fab team at Healthy Schools including Helen with all this. Helen is extremely knowledgeable and approachable to work with. Our experience of working with her is really positive.
  • Thanks for this. Very informative and well pitched.
  • Good knowledge and understanding was shared in a fun, lively way. Thank you.
- Teachers, Various schools

Voice Box February 2019

  • Great event.
  • Great morning!
- Teachers, Various schools


  • Very informative and up to date resources. Very well led!
  • Amazing training. Very informative - lots of useful docs.
  • Very useful. Great delivery. Would love to book for staff training!
- Teachers, Various schools

Mental Health Awareness January 2019

  • Great course with loads of information.
  • Very good/enjoyable. To the point and useful.
- Teachers, St Andrew's CE Primary

RSE training January 2019

  • Delivered brilliantly
  • The course was very informative and engaging. I really enjoyed it!
  • All informative and helpful. Delivered with humour and understanding
- Teachers, Bowker Vale Primary

Connect 5 training February 2019

That's great, thank you for these resources Kimberley. The training was great, gave me lots to reflect on and lots of ideas to bring back to school.

- Teacher, St Bernards Primary School

Parental Engagement Network - Active Families January 2019

  • Very good & encouraging for being more active. 
  • Enjoyed learning and left me feeling positive towards a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Delivery was clear and concise. And eye opening!!
  • Fantastic Helen, you are changing the world. Keep it up! 
- Teachers & Parents Various schools

RSE Training January 2019

Thank you for yesterday’s staff meeting. I have been bombarded with positive comments in relation to your session today. Everyone really enjoyed it. 

- Teacher Bowker Vale Primary

Mental Health & Wellbeing January 2019

All the course was delivered in a very interesting way. 

Interactive. Fun. Informative. 

A personal thanks for helping me to identify stressors, find coping strategies & set targets to improve. 

Thank you for making us smile and have a laugh too

- Teachers St Anne's RC Crumpsall

RSE training

  • Louise was fantastic and delivered the information clearly and quickly. I got a lot from it - thanks!
  • All the information was delivered clearly and was useful. Thank you Louise & Ellie.
  • Well delivered and clear messages.
  • It was all very interesting and useful especially with regards to faith school. Thank you.
  • Helpful to learn about the different terminology in regards to gender.
- Teachers St Francis

PSHE Coordinator Training January2019

  • All very interesting. Lots of help as new to role.
  • Well planned & structured. Clear advise and lots of useful tips.
  • Slides were all very informative and clear. The PSHE info was fully covered. Good mix of activities.
  • Really useful to know what OFSTED want/expect to see. Games/activities made it fun. Thank you.
- Teachers Various schools

Wellbeing Training June 2018

  • Thank you very much, very thorough & well prepared. Great answers to questions.
  • Brilliantly presented and engaging. Made to feel really comfortable!
- Teachers St Chad's Primary School

Awards Event November 2018

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the ceremony yesterday, so glad it went well.

I was so enthusiastic when I got back to school....even though we had Ofsted in!

I had lots of ideas for our school not to mention our next aim is getting Gold.

....I found yesterday so useful and now I`m ready to go.

Please pass on my thanks to all of your team you have done an amazing job.

- Teacher St Marys CofE Primary School

Drugs & Alcohol Parents Evening

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming in last week, the stand looked fantastic. And thank you also for the blender, that was a great surprise! We'll think of something great to do with that.


Thanks again for all of your help so far this term.

- Teacher William Hulme's Grammar School

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Thanks for an informative course.
  • Thank you - good knowledge & well delivered.
- Teachers Alma Park

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