Student health, wellbeing and resilience given a boost with Rise Above for Schools

Barnsley Council is supporting a new resource for secondary schools which aims to boost the wellbeing of pupils.

Public Health England (PHE) has launched Rise Above for Schools, which provides new resources to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16. 

Today, children and young people face increasingly complex lives and experience many new pressures that can harm their physical health, mental wellbeing and educational attainment. PHE has created Rise Above for Schools to help young people build resilience and cope with the challenges life throws at them.

All Rise Above for Schools resources have been developed in collaboration with teachers and the Personal, Social and Health Education Association (PSHE). The resources have also received the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.

Topics covered include bullying and cyberbullying, alcohol, positive relationships, smoking, exam stress, online stress and body image in a digital world. More topics will be released later in the school year.

Schools can download the Rise Above for Schools lesson plans on the School Zone at


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