Public Health 5-19 resources and useful links

If there is something you were looking for that isn't here please get in touch with your local Public Health Nurse.

PH5-19 Parent digital wellbeing workshop power point (PDF 4308K) (Please email your PH Nurse for this power point)

PH5-19 Family digital wellbeing workshop power point (PDF 3308K) (Please email your PH Nurse for this power point)

PH 5-19 Internet safety parent/carer leaflet (PDF 193K)

PH 5-19 Teen internet safety leaflet (PDF 176K)

PH 5-19 Digital 5 a day leaflet (PDF 812k)

NHS health weight calculator

Change4Life school height and weight checks 

School height and weight checks advice and information page

NHS Choices Healthy Weight

Healthy weight information and advice for parents/carers with very overweight children

NHS Choices Eatwell Guide

Information on the Eatwell Guide to achieve a healthy balanced diet

Active Cumbria

A website to support people living in Cumbria to be physically active as part of everyday life


A website full of information from the Change4Life campaign; to help families eat well and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Weight Concern

A website which offers support to address both the physical and psychological health needs of overweight people

Health for Teens

Healthy eating and exercise advice for teenagers. Also has advice on lots of other subjects e.g. feelings, health, lifestyle relationships.

Cumbria Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust - health priorities

Has factsheets covering lots of health topics.

Slimming World

British Nutrition Foundation

Lots of advice about nutrition, includes information on healthy eating and nutrition courses

Teen Weight Wise

A site for 13 to 18 year olds

The Caroline Walker Trust

Information about healthy eating with useful picture guides of portion sizes for people of different ages, from weaning to adult.

Basic Mental Health Training Resources

Basic mental health awareness training PowerPoint (Please email your Public Health nurse for this PowerPoint)

Nail it poster (PDF 121KB)

Balance wheel (PDF 246KB)

Stress bucket (PDF 505KB)

Young person mental health discussion form (PDF 253KB)

Self help leaflet (PDF 510KB)

Referral top tips (PDF 214KB)

Parent Resources

PH5-19 Behaviour parent/care leaflet (PDF 173KB)

PH5-19 Emotional health parent/carer leaflet (PDF 179KB)

PH5-19 Parenting leaflet (176KB)

PH5-19 Sleep parent/carer leaflet (PDF 169KB)

PH5-19 Young carer parent/carer leaflet (PDF 191KB)

Building resilience training PowerPoint (Please email your Public Health nurse for this PowerPoint)

PH5-19 Happy wheel activity (PDF 219KB)

PH5-19 Glitter jar act activity (PDF 201KB)

PH5-19 Mindfulness exercises (PDF 203KB)

PH5-19 Happy box activity (PDF 188KB)

PH5-19 Five stage problem solving activity (PDF 414KB)

PH5-19 Resilience tips for parents/carers primary (PDF 183KB)

PH5-19 Resilience tips for parents/carers secondary (PDF 108KB)

Anxiety Training Resources

The anxious child training PowerPoint (Please email your Public Health nurse for this PowerPoint)

PH5-19 The worry toolkit contents (PDF 69KB)

PH5-19 All about me activity (PDF 40KB)

PH5-19 What is worry? activity (PDF 531KB)

PH5-19 How I feel worry activity (PDF 51KB)

PH5-19 The calm down kit (PDF 24KB)

PH5-19 Relaxation card description (PDF 80KB)

PH5-19 Relaxation cards picture version (PDF 24KB)

PH5-19 Relaxation cards 1 (PDF 12KB)

PH5-19 Relaxation cards 2 (PDF 12KB)

PH5-19 Strength cards activity (PDF 66KB)

PH5-19 Breathing star activity (PDF 155KB)

Worried child toolkit complete version (PDF 7.7MB)

Chill Skills Training Resources

Chill Skills PowerPoint (Please email your Public Health nurse for this PowerPoint)

PH 5-19 tips for creating a chill out zone (PDF 284KB)

PH 5-19 Chills skills activites (PDF 282KB)

Chill zone rules poster (PDF 177KB)

Big emotion cards (PDF 4.36MB)

PH 5-19 Breathing Star (PDF 155KB)

Calm down take 5 (PDF 2.63MB)

Calm down brain break breathing exercise cards (PDF 540KB)

PH 5-19 Mindful glitter jar (PDF 423KB)

PH 5-19 Ninja stress balls (PDF 444KB)

PH 5-19 Playdough (PDF 482KB)

Yoga for kids body shape cards (PDF 370KB)

ADHD Foundation

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

CAMHS and My Time Cumbria

Carlisle and Eden Mind

Child Bereavement UK


Cumbria Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

DocReady - helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health

Headspace - meditation made simple

Health anxiety (NHS)

Health for Teens

Health talk

Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Mental Health 

The Healthy Young Minds website. Here you can find a variety of advice, guidance and support related to children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing.


Free educational resource and training on over 300 topics and is aimed at anyone working regularly with children or young people. there is also E-learning for professionals, online support for families and information from trusted sources.

Moodjuice - self help resources


PSHE Association's guidance and lesson plans 
Guidance on preparing to teach mental health and emotional wellbeing: includes guidance and lesson plans KS1-4.

Public Health England Resources
PSHE curriculum topics for KS3/4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans. Topics include bullying, cyberbullying, smoking, online stress, alcohol and exam stress.

Rethink - mental illness

Rise Above UK 
Rise Above aimed at young people to get them talking about things that matter to them. Uses inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

Royal College of Psychiatrists 

Samaritans Developing Emotional Awareness and listening teaching resource 
KS4 free teaching resource aimed at students aged 14 and over and inclusive of all abilities and learning styles. DEAL is a free resource for teachers and other educational professionals designed to help develop resilience in young people. Lesson plans, activities, hand-outs, DEAL digital resources, teachers' notes and staff training materials which can all be accessed and downloaded at any time.

Sudden and traumatic death and bereavement
A guide for schools and educational settings in Cumbria

The Children's Society

The Mix - free online support for under 25's

Winston's Wish - charity for bereaved children

Youth Mental Health - NHS Choices

PH5-19 Smoke Free parent/carer factsheet (PDF 169K)                

PH5-19 Alcohol and the teen brain factsheet (PDF256k) 

PH 5-19 Puberty young person factsheet (PDF 446K)

PH 5-19 Pornography parent facthseet (PDF 214K)

Teaching resources


Please email your PH nurse for the resources below:

PH 5-19 Service Healthy relationships PowerPoint and teaching resources

PH 5-19 Service Contraception PowerPoint and teaching resources

PH 5-19 Service Sexually transmitted infections and keeping safe Powerpoint and teaching resources


School Guidance

Quality standards for alcohol and drug education (PDF 2,891K) standards designed to help schools shape the context and delivery of drug education

Alcohol: School-based interventions (PDF 171K) NICE guidelines

Teaching Resources

Public Health England School Zone - Rise Above - Alcohol  
Lesson plan and activities around alcohol use for KS3 and KS4.

Look out alcohol website
Website and teaching resources aimed at 7-11 year olds. It includes free games, tobacco information, lesson plans and ideas for parents/carers and teachers.

How many units? (PDF 593K) Poster to be used to raise awareness

Help me understand (PDF 732K) a booklet to help children, young people and workers talk about an adults drug and alcohol treatment

You are not on your own (PDF 603K) a booklet to help children, young people and workers talk about a parents drinking

Health Promotion

Alcohol and you (PDF 593K) facts about alcohol, staying safe and what to do if things go wrong

Have a little less feel a lot better (PDF 668K) leaflet from Drinkaware

Under aged drinking risks (PDF 3,569K) factsheet from Drinkaware

Parent/Carer Information

Talking to kids about alcohol (PDF 872K) a guide for parents and carers from the Alcohol Education Trust

Talking to your kids about alcohol (PDF 63K) a guide from Drinkaware


School Guidance

Quality standards for alcohol and drug education (PDF 2,891K) standards designed to help schools shape the context and delivery of drug education

Teaching Resources

Health Promotion

The truth about drugs (PDF 387K) know the score FRANK leaflet

Legal highs (PDF 1342K) know the facts FRANK leaflet

Mephedrone (PDF 107K) know the facts FRANK leaflet

Cannabis too much too often? (PDF 2342K) FRANK leaflet

Parent/Carer Information

Drug prevention for parents (PDF 907K) a selection of substance abuse prevention resources for parents

Does your child know more than you (PDF 429K) leaflet from FRANK

Gases and glues (PDF 635) is your child at risk what every parent needs to know

Legal highs and club drugs (PDF 1225K) A parent handbook

Smoking and Vaping

School Guidance

Smoking: preventing uptake in children and young people (PDF 228K) NICE guideline

Teaching Resources

Public Health England School Zone - Rise Above - Smoking
Lesson plan and activities around smoking for KS3 and KS4.

Look Out Tobacco 
Website and teaching resource aimed at 7-11 year olds with free games and tobacco information. It has an information area for teachers with lessons and an activity workbook. Also has an information area for parents/carers.

Health Promotion

NHS website part of the NHS One You campaign. Has information to find support and resources for quit smoking. Information includes E-cigarettes, stop smoking medicines, how to find face to face support, download the app to receive daily messages to support quitting.

NHS Choices Under 18s guide to quitting smoking
NHS Choices web page has information regarding smoking and quitting, including a cost calculator, finding a smoking cessation service and links to the NHS Smokefree website.

Please find below all the documents and links discussed during our twilight session.

RSHE Twilight Power Point please contact your local Public Health Nurse for this.

Documents from the session:

  1. Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
    Statutory Guidance for governing bodies, proprietor's, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams, teachers. DoE 2019
  2. Roadmap to statutory RSE
    Sex Education Forum
  3. Human Development and Reproduction in the Primary Curriculum
    The association for Science Education
  4. Whole school RSE audit tool.
    Sex Education Forum 2016
  5. Activities for consulting about your school sex and relationships education policy.
    Sex Education Forum 2016
  6. Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Example Policy (WORD 24KB)
    PH 5-19 Service
    Relationship and Health Education Policy (RHE) Example Policy (WORD 23KB)
    PH 5-19 Service
  7. Understanding Relationships and Health education in your child's primary school; A guide for parents.
    Department of Education
  8. 'Our school is committed to RSE education which' Poster
    Sex Education Forum
  9. Relationships Education: supporting parental engagement (PDF 953KB)
    PSHE Association 2019
  10. Practical Tips for teaching an inclusive curriculum (PDF 294KB)
    PH 5-19 Service
  11. Primary Relationship Education Content Audit (PDF 485KB)
    PH 5 to 19
  12. Primary Health Education Content Audit (PDF 486KB)
    PH 5 to 19
  13. Curriculum Design Tool for RSE
    Sex Education Forum
  14. RSHE Staff Survey (PDF 434KB)
    PH 5 to 19
  15. Primary Relationship Education Content and Resource Links (WORD 33KB)
    PH 5 to 19
  16. Primary Health Education Content and Resource Links (WORD 42KB)
    PH 5 to 19
  17. Monitoring, evaluating and assessing RSE: The basics.
    Sex Education Forum



Stonewall campaigns for the quality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across the UK. Further support for school, curriculum advice for teaching gender in schools.


GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Local Services

Transgender support and development, currently offers online, one to one, peer, and family support with housing and healthcare.

Pride Cumbria


North Cumbria LGBT office they hold a weekly sexual health clinic and support for children up to the age of 19 years.

Outreach Cumbria

Offers counselling, family support, and training.

Free Deed Poll

Online form to enable name change by deed poll for free.

Parent Support Group Drop in

Runs the last Saturday of every month at Harraby Campus, Carlisle 1 to 3pm.

Useful Documents

Setting up a LGBT Youth Group PDF (1,559K)

Document produced by PROUD and supported by Stonewall.

PYN A Guide for Schools PDF (10,259K)

Pride Youth Network document.


The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

By Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face when raising their children.

Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents

By Irwin Krieger

If you are the parent of a transgender teen, this book will help you understand what your child is feeling and experiencing.

The Boy Who Was Born a Girl: One Mother's Unconditional Love for Her Child

By John and Luisa Edwards

An account of a young man dealing with Gender Dysphoria and a mum's unconditional love.

Rainbow Street Series by Nick Rolfe

Peggy Clover: Some People Chose to Live Alone

I am Fred: The Girl Who Wanted to Be a Boy

The Dandelion Dormice: A Story of Cultural Acceptance

Basil and Sage: Does a Mother Need to be Female