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Public Health England launch Rise Above for Schools

Public Health England (PHE) has launched Rise Above for Schools, which provides new PSHE resources to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16. 

Today, children and young people face increasingly complex lives and experience many new pressures that can harm their physical health, mental wellbeing and educational attainment. PHE has created Rise Above for Schools to help young people build resilience and cope with the challenges life throws at them.

Rise Above for Schools builds on the success of Rise Above, a site hosting exclusive content from key influencers including vloggers, Instagram stars, musicians, gamers and TV presenters. The audience of 11 to 16 year-olds co-create and share films, interactive videos, animations, quizzes and more on topics that really matter to them, such as social media, body image and online stress.

By using video content co-created by influential young people, Rise Above for Schools resources will help specialist and non-specialist teachers to facilitate open and informed conversations about sensitive topics among their students.

All Rise Above for Schools resources have been developed in collaboration with teachers and the PSHE Association. The resources have also received the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.

Topics covered include bullying and cyberbullying, alcohol, positive relationships, smoking, exam stress, online stress and body image in a digital world. More topics will be released later in the school year.

Download the Rise Above for Schools lesson plans on the School Zone at

First published 30 November 2017