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Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
13 Nov
Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health. Furthermore, the qualification should provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health. Please download the attachment for a detailed course outline. Mental Health Awareness. Dates: 24th February 2020 and 2nd March 2020 (must attend both days) Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm Venue: The Dryden Centre (SOTA building), Evistones Road, Gateshead, NE9 5UR Cost: £150.00 per person Assessment: On-line test Contact/Booking: Hannah Wood,
Clip n Climb Crew sessions (Wednesdays)
13 Nov
Clip n Climb Crew Our Clip n Climb Crew sessions at Gateshead Leisure Centre are a great way to keep the kids active and meet new friends. Ran as a block of consecutive sessions during term time on a Wednesday evening at a greatly reduced rate from our normal sessions. Please click here for more information
Gateshead Music Service is officially online
13 Nov
Gateshead Music Service is officially online. We now share regular updates and good news stories via our new twitter account @musicsevgates – Gateshead Music Service. Why not add us to photos of your music activities in schools and we will share with our funders, Arts Council and other Music Education Hubs nationally. Big congratulations to those schools who have received their MusicMark through the Music Service. As always, do contact us if you would like to discuss your music education offer. We are working hard with a number of schools to ensure they are Ofsted ready for the new Deep Dive framework for music. If you would like to find out more about the additional support we offer through our Music SLAs and beyond, please contact
Anti-Bullying Week 11 to 15 November
08 Nov
Children call for change, as poll reveals they avoid school, social media and social life to escape bullying •Anti-Bullying Week celebrated in over three quarters of schools in England from 11 to 15 November •24% of children surveyed said they are bullied once a week or more •11% said they have missed school because of bullying •Anti-Bullying Alliance, with support from O2, publish 'Change starts with us' report outlining young people’s recommendations for change •Regional breakdown of poll results available on request Anti-Bullying Alliance website
World Aids Day 1st December
07 Nov
Schools and Colleges Did you know that kissing doesn’t spread HIV? When we surveyed young people, we found that 1 in 3 weren’t sure whether you could get HIV from kissing. What’s more, over two thirds had not received any information on HIV testing. This World AIDS Day, use our teaching resources to help educate young people about HIV transmission, and raise money for NAT (National AIDS Trust) so that we can help educate future generations about HIV. Please click here for further information