Category Archives: WCC Directory of Services HS

Westminster Directory of Services Index: Healthy Schools

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH), and Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Physical Activity

Advance – Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity

Contact:
Georgia

Email:   georgia.j@advancecharity.org.uk
Tel No:  020 8741 7008
Website: http://advancecharity.org.uk

Borough: RBKC, WCC and LBHF

Provision Summary:
Advance is a domestic abuse project offering support to women and girls residing in the tri-borough (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea) who are experiencing abuse from their current partner, ex-partner and/or family members. This includes physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, as well as harmful practices such as so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, FGM and forced marriage.

Advance’s offering includes a specialist service for young women: a Young Person’s IDVA, who works with women and girls aged 13-25. The Young Person’s IDVA offers a crisis intervention, advocacy and support service, whilst ensuring the voice of young person informs every stage of the process. The Young Person’s IDVA also works in partnership with key agencies, youth services and communities to improve their awareness of domestic violence and its impact on young people.

Target Group: Secondary Schools

Cost implication for the school: Free

The Good Thinking Service

Website: www.good-thinking.uk

Borough: All London Boroughs

Provision Summary:
The Good Thinking Service is a free digital mental wellbeing service to help people to self-assess and self-manage their mental wellbeing. The service provide support for low level depression, anxiety, stress and sleep problems. Good thinking is on-demand, around-the-clock support for anyone living or working in London. The service is funded by NHS, London’s borough councils and Public Health England. It is delivered by Healthy London Partnership

Target Group: All

Cost implication: Free

The Prevent Programme (LBHF, RBKC & WCC)

There are two Prevent teams covering the three boroughs: one team covers Westminster and there is another team that covers H&F and RBKC. For further information about the Prevent Programme, please contact:

Borough: H&F and RBKC
Contact:
Tina Bencik
Prevent Education Officer
Email: Tina.Bencik@lbhf.gov.uk

Borough: Westminster
Contact:
Julie Knotts or Kiran Malik
Prevent Education Officers
Email: jknotts@westminster.gov.uk or kmalik@westminster.gov.uk

Website: http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/preventandschools / https://www.westminster.gov.uk/prevent-strategy-education

Provision Summary:
Prevent is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent works at the pre-criminal stage by using early intervention to encourage individuals and communities to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour. The Prevent Strategy makes clear the important role that schools have to play in achieving these aims. It is an extension of the same safeguarding processes which the education sector already employs in order to effectively safeguard children from drugs, gang violence, alcohol abuse, and other forms of harm and crime. One of the key objectives of the Prevent Strategy is to provide practical help in order to safeguard vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support. It is important that people, particularly frontline staff, know how to identify people at risk of radicalisation or extremism and the safeguarding pathways they should use.

The Prevent teams are able to provide schools and colleges with support and advice to assist them in meeting the legal requirements of the Prevent duty and other safeguarding legislation. They are also able to deliver a free 90-minute Prevent awareness training session to education providers, this includes details of how to identify people potentially at risk of radicalisation and also the Channel process.

Target Group: Early Years Primary Schools Secondary Schools

Cost implication for the school: No

Trees For Cities – Edible Playgrounds

Contact:
Paul Sadler
Edible Playgrounds Project Development Officer

Address:
Prince Consort Lodge,
Kennington Park,
Kennington Park Place,
London
SE11 4AS

Email: paul@treesforcities.org
Mobile No: 07591387266
Website: https://www.treesforcities.org/our-work/edible-playgrounds

Borough: All London Boroughs

Provision Summary:
Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens that inspire hands-on learning and get children excited about growing and eating healthy food. They help improve health and wellbeing, open up access to nature, and provide a fun outdoor learning environment that supports cross-curriculum teaching.

The Edible Playgrounds programme offers a comprehensive service comprising engagement of the whole school community, design, build, planting with pupils, teacher training, and planning support throughout the academic year. The uniqueness and value of the programme lies in embedding food-growing into the school curriculum across all subjects so that teachers learn to teach through gardening, not to become gardeners themselves. This approach builds teachers’ skills and confidence to use their Edible Playground in fresh, innovative ways as an outdoor teaching resource.

Target Group: Primary School / Secondary School

Cost implication for the school: A typical Edible Playground project costs £30,000 with schools asked to make a contribution of no more than £5,000 plus VAT. Trees for Cities will meet the remaining cost through our corporate funders. We can advise you on where best to access specific grants and funding.

Mentor UK

Contact: 
Jamila Boughelaf
Head of Programmes

Address:
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
N1 6AH

Email Address: jamila.boughelaf@mentoruk.org
Alternative Email Address: adepis@mentoruk.org
Tel No:  02075539920
Website:    http://mentoruk.org.uk/        
Alternative Website: http://mentor-adepis.org/

Borough:  All

Provision Summary:
The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) is a platform for sharing information and resources on alcohol and drug education and prevention for schools and practitioners. Mentor-ADEPIS is publicly acknowledged as the leading source of evidence-based information and tools for alcohol and drug education and prevention. The resources we have already produced draw on eight years of work with the Drug Education Forum, which supported local authorities and schools to implement best practice in alcohol and drug education.

Our resources are free and suitable for both primary and secondary schools as well as practitioners working on alcohol and drug education and prevention in informal and community settings. Among the resources we have produced there are toolkits and guidance documents, briefing papers, lesson plans, research and links signposting to useful organisations, services and resources available.

To access Mentor-ADEPIS resources and see details of upcoming teacher training seminars, visit mentor-adepis.org.

We also offer training and consultancy services for schools and practitioners as part of a Quality Mark offer for effective and evidence based alcohol and drug education.

Target Group:   Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools (for Staff, Parents and Carers)

Cost Implication for Schools:  No