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The University of Southampton
Population Health

School Health

Teachers are in a prime position to influence the health and well-being of young people.  They can play an important role as health promoters in school, whatever age group  or subject area  they teach.. Teachers  can also benefit from learning about how to improve their own health and well-being and how to be good role models for their pupils.

Working with head teachers and their staff, parents and pupils to promote healthy eating
Masterchef for schools

What we can offer:

Health and well-being training for pre-service teachers

Changes in the curricula of training courses for both Primary and Secondary trainee teachers are helping to raise the knowledge and awareness of PSHE and health and well-being issues amongst trainee teachers and to improve their skills in this area in preparation for teaching in schools

The Health Day for Initial teacher Education
At the University of Southampton this is now an annual event and is part of the curriculum for all our PGCE students. It includes a wide range of interactive workshops run by national, regional and local health experts, including healthy eating, drugs education, emotional well-being, physical activity and sex and relationship education.

To find out more about our annual Health Day for Initial Teacher Training contact: Jenny Byrne or Sue Dewhirst or Viv Speller

National research in health training for teachers
finding out what are the barriers and facilitators for trainee teachers to become good health promoters.  This project is funded by the NIHR Public Health Research programme.

Contacts: Jonathan Shepherd, Karen Pickett

Life Lab
an innovative educational intervention, funded initially by The Wellcome Trust and The Medical Research Council. It is designed to enable 11-16 year old students to discover first hand, how their diets and lifestyles lay the foundations for a healthier life, and how their own health is linked to the health of the children they may have in the future.

Contact: Kath Woods-Townsend

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