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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to School! We hope you’ve had a great summer and looking forward to helping our children learn and grow. 

Here’s a newsletter filled with support for you, remember we’re here to help you, so if you need anything reach out to your mental health advocate, school or HR. 

Have a great term! 


Healthy Coping Skills for Uncomfortable Emotions

Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Strategies


Examples of healthy coping skills include:

  • Establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • Practicing relaxation strategies such as deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Making to-do lists and setting goals

This article explores coping skills that can help you manage stress and challenges. Learn more about how different strategies, including problem-focused and

Children and young people's reading in 2023

This report is based on 71,351 responses to our Annual Literacy Survey from children and young people aged 5 to 18 in early 2023[1]. It includes findings on reading enjoyment, frequency and attitudes and explores responses by age, gender, socio-economic background and geographical region.

In 2023, we recorded the lowest level of reading enjoyment since we started asking children and young people about this in 2005. A large part of the reason is that fewer of those who have traditionally enjoyed reading, such as girls and those aged 8 to 11, now say they enjoy it.

Childcare Choices

With significant changes coming to 30 hours childcare support in England and Universal Credit for Childcare in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Read more on the upcoming changes.

You Are Enough Just as You Are—but It's OK To Seek Self-Improvement Too

Key Takeaways

  • Self-acceptance and self-improvement are often seen as exclusive of each other.
  • Mental health experts explain the importance of balancing the two to create a happy, fulfilled life.
  • The main takeaway: You don’t need to accomplish certain things to be enough. You are enough already as you embark on the adventure of your life.

Funniest Podcasts 2023

Comedy podcasts are a great way to keep yourself and others entertained. Here are our favourite comedy podcasts that can be downloaded for offline listening or streamed on-demand via popular podcast services like Stitcher and iTunes.

Bike to Work Scheme

Get discount off a new bike with the Bike To Work Scheme. For more info contact 

Awareness Days:

What is Doodle Day?

Every year, a selection of famous faces from the worlds of art, sport and entertainment pick up their pens, paints and pencils to create one off doodles. These doodles are auctioned off to the highest bidder following a 3 day eBay auction.

This is your opportunity to take home a truly unique piece of art by a famous celebrity. Whilst also helping to ensure everyone affected by epilepsy has access to the support they require, when they need it most.

By doodling and donating, your support will ensure that the 600,000 people living with epilepsy have access to specialist advice, quality healthcare and can live free of stigma, prejudice and discrimination.

More info


See whats happening on the National College website. 



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