Healthy Schools Hampshire

Hampshire Healthy Schools is a programme for all Hampshire schools to improve the health and wellbeing of their pupils, staff and local community

We provide information, teaching resources, and training for staff to support a whole school approach to health and wellbeing. We also offer support on specific health issues such as substance misuse or smoking. Public Health are currently in the process of reviewing Hampshire's Healthy Schools award programme.

Public Health Hampshire now lead this programme, working closely with Children's Services and other local partners to offer the best support and advice to educational settings. Healthy children learn better and thrive throughout life. The aim of Hampshire's healthy schools offer is to support children and young people achieve their full potential and lead long, healthy, happy lives. Engaging with the Hampshire healthy schools programme will enable educational settings to support children and young people to make positive, healthy choices to support good physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

For more information, contact:

Megan Saunders
Health in Educational Settings
Public Health


Get ready for the arrival of statutory Relationship, Sex, and Health Education in primary and secondary schools! The PHSE Association and the Sex Education Forum have created a Roadmap to RSE resource to help schools prepare to provide a high quality offer.

Read more information and find PHSE resources.

Teenage conceptions and sexual health

Information and resources are available at Get it on – Professionals. This includes links to the Hampshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership, RSE teaching resources and training available for professionals as well as links to policy and guidance support.

Young people and smoking

See our resources and guidance for schools. These include the new Smoke Free Me easy-to-use lesson plans and resources for primary and secondary teachers.

Young people, drugs and alcohol

Drug and Alcohol treatment services for young people under 25 years old are provided by Hampshire 24/7. Confidential support and advice for parents, families and friends of those who use drugs and alcohol is available from ParentSupportLink.

Support resources for drugs and alcohol lesson planning

PSHE Association
Scheme of work for primary school drugs and alcohol education and contains lesson plans, teaching materials and guidance documents for teachers. There is also a suggested programme of study for teachers and other sources of expertise to access.

Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS)
Offers evidence-based information and tools for alcohol and drug education and prevention in primary and secondary schools. Includes lessons plans, toolkits, self assessment tool and a free online professional development programme for teachers. (Funded by Public Health England and Home Office). Incudes Good Behaviour game for primary school children and Unplugged which has been trialled for secondary school children aged 12-14.

New Psychoactive Substances Resource pack for educators
The pack includes: facts and information about NPS, advice on intervention and references for further help and information

Rise Above
A website aimed at young people that uses interactive and engaging content to build and improve their all-round resilience so they are able to avoid risky behaviours. Includes information, games, quizzes and video blogs on a range of topics.

Talk to Frank
National website providing range of information and advice in relation to drugs for young people. The site also has access to advice lines and web chat.

DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools
Guidance for school leaders and staff on managing drugs, drug-related incidents within schools and pastoral support for pupils.

Healthy eating

Information, guidance and resources about food, nutrition and dental health in schools. Supporting children to make healthy lifestyle choices, and to be a healthy weight has a positive impact on their health and attainment at school. A healthy diet supports good dental health. Remembering to stay hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day is also important to help children focus and learn.

The NHS Eatwell Guide shows what we need to eat to have a healthy, balanced diet. Read more about the current Change 4 Life campaigns.


Oral health

Top tips for teeth school information

Physical activity

Physical activity helps children learn. All children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. A minimum of 30 minutes should be delivered in school through active break times and lessons, PE, extracurricular clubs, or other sport and physical activity events.

Physical activity benefits pupils to:

  • have positive mental wellbeing
  • have a positive sense of self
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • increase self-confidence and peer acceptance
  • gain academic achievements
  • improve concentration and attention
  • improve physical health such as muscular strength, bone health, cardio respiratory fitness and to maintain a healthy weight


Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Children and Young People spend much of their waking lives in educational settings. Students with better emotional wellbeing enjoy education more and are more likely to succeed academically. Educational settings have a great potential to support emotional wellbeing and assist children and young people with mental health issues.


Healthy Schools Toolkit

We are currently reviewing our healthy schools award programme in partnership with education settings across the county.

Training and events

There are a range of one-off and rolling training opportunities and network events that occur throughout Hampshire. These provide staff with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to support the achievement of a whole settings approach to health and wellbeing.

We are currently developing our new offer, in line with the roll out of statutory Relationship, Sex, and Health Education, and Hampshire's new healthy school award.