The British Red Cross has designed a new teaching resource for this year’s Refugee Week on the theme of “You, me and those who came before”. Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 students are encouraged to explore the generations of refugees throughout history and the reasons why they decided to leave their homes. The resources include a separate primary and secondary school PowerPoint, a list of key facts to share with students and an activities guide. The resource can be used in PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and Geography lessons.Read More
The UK Parliament Education team has produced a wide variety of resources and lesson plans which can be used by teachers in PSHE and Citizenship lessons to help students to learn about the role that Parliament plays in our day-to-day-lives, as well as to learn about the importance of voting and being an active British citizen. Resources include the “Discover the UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the “Get to Know your UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stage 3.Read More
Recent guidance from the National Autistic Society for employers, line managers and HR professionals on how to manage the performance and boost the emotional wellbeing of autistic employees. The guidance draws on best practice as well as input from autistic people in the workforce.Read More
ACAS have compiled a resource page for employers, HR professionals and line management to find out more about neurodiversity, neurodiverse conditions (dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia etc) and how they can best support employees through the use of reasonable adjustments, changes in management styles and through direct engagement with employees.Read More
A comprehensive free resource produced by breatheHR for frontline HR professionals, line managers and employers looking at how they can motivate employees to deliver outstanding customer service whilst at work.Read More
A thoughtful blog post from the team at PageUp People exploring employee motivation ideas that have been used successfully in organisations and which can be adapted for use in any organisation. Ideas include setting SMART goals for employees, promoting transparency and listening to employees’ ideas.Read More
A report compiled by The Changing Work Centre and the Fabian Society exploring how organisations can help to improve employee engagement and overall emotional wellbeing by putting in place constructive, evidence-based Mental Health policies and procedures.Read More
A comprehensive set of resources for use in Key Stage 1 and 2 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons exploring a variety of human rights related topics, including The Equality Act 2010, Influencing attitudes, Prejudice and Discrimination and definitions of Human Rights.
Each session includes a lesson plan, presentation slides and a set of worksheets alongside detailed guidance which includes plenary activities,. homework suggestions and extension activities.Read More
Practical resources published by NSPCC Learning designed to help adults who work with children better respond to disclosures of abuse.
The evidence-informed resources include a poster to help professionals remember the key interpersonal skills they should be using when responding to disclosures, and a briefing paper sharing the learning from research with adults and children.Read More
An interesting Psychology Today article by Cathy Malchiodi looking at a 2015 study by Haeyan, van Hooren and Hutchermaekers which explored the therapeutic benefits of adults taking part in art activities. Individuals who took part in their study felt that “through expression of their experiences in art, identity and self-image were strengthened” and they found a way of modulating emotional responses.Read More
A handy book list compiled by Books for Topics to help primary school teachers talk about British Values with students. Books cover topics including politics and the nature of British democracy, respect for the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance of people with different faiths and beliefs.Read More
An interesting article for HR professionals by Annie Makoff-Clark for People Management magazine which explores blind recruitment processes and how successful they are in reducing unconscious bias in recruitment practices.Read More
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a report highlighting young people's experiences of asking for, giving and receiving consent online. Findings from the survey of 2,004 children and young people aged 8- to 17-years-old in the UK shows that they may not know they need to seek permission, or may not understand the impact that sharing without consent can have.
Figures show that: 84 per cent of children and young people believe everyone on the internet has a responsibility to be respectful to others; 48 per cent said that people their age don’t always think before they post something online; 52 per cent said someone they know shared a photo or video online of them without asking first; and 15 per cent worry about losing control of a photo or video they have shared online.Read More
The annual Youth Index from The Prince’s Trust examining the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK. An online survey of 2,162 young people found that: 57 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds said that social media creates an overwhelming pressure to succeed; 48 per cent said that they feel more anxious about their future when seeing the lives of their friends online; and half of young people report being more anxious than they were a year ago.Read More
This guide sets out simple, practical and inexpensive steps that line managers and HR teams can take. It is designed to help create a more open and supportive culture, improve mental wellbeing for all staff, and boost employee engagement.Read More
An important resource for line managers and HR professionals created by Mind which explores how organisations can best support staff at every stage of the mental health spectrum – whether they’re stressed or have a diagnosed mental health condition. The approaches in the guide are universal principles designed to support a diverse range of people across a range of workplaces.Read More
This Mind resource helps business owners, senior management and HR Professionals to understand the relationship between good employee mental health and getting the best out of staff. It will help inspire thinking about what is already being done to support mental health in the workplace, what impact this has and how to build on it.Read More
The official resource pack from Place2Be for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week for schools and Youth Groups. This year’s theme is “Healthy: Inside and Out” and encourages children and young people to explore the relationship between good physical health and good mental health.Read More
The NSPCC, and York St John University, have developed teaching resources to help children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. It's Not OK includes lesson plans, short films and accompanying activities about topics such as: harmful sexual behaviour; child sexual abuse; child sexual exploitation; sexting; and grooming.Read More
Employee Engagement resources designed by Perkbox to share with HR Assistants as part of CPD training and to help inform policy decision making.Read More